From the home office in Eureka …

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel apparently read Unintimidated, Scott Walker’s Recallarama memoir, and its mention of a David Letterman-style top 10 list:

According to the governor’s new book, Walker read the list — written by author and commentator Rod Pennington — to put his staff at ease during the union-led protests at the Capitol in 2011. Here’s the list, which appeared on the Daily Caller website on Feb. 21, 2011:

10.) You take a week off to protest in Wisconsin and your office runs better.

9.) On a snow day when they say “non-essential” people should stay home you know who they mean.

8.) You get paid twice as much as a private sector person doing the same job but make up the difference by doing half as much work.

7.) It takes longer to fire you than the average killer spends on death row.

6.) The worse you do your job, the more your boss avoids you.

5.) You think the French are working themselves to death.

4.) You know by having a copy of the Holy Koran on your desk your job is 100% safe.

3.) You spend more time at protest marches than at church.

2.) You have a Democratic congressman’s lips permanently attached to your butt.

1.) You pay more in union dues than you do for your health care insurance. …

According to the governor’s new book, Walker read the list — written by author and commentator Rod Pennington — to put his staff at ease during the union-led protests at the Capitol in 2011. Here’s the list, which appeared on the Daily Caller website on Feb. 21, 2011:

10.) You take a week off to protest in Wisconsin and your office runs better.

9.) On a snow day when they say “non-essential” people should stay home you know who they mean.

8.) You get paid twice as much as a private sector person doing the same job but make up the difference by doing half as much work.

7.) It takes longer to fire you than the average killer spends on death row.

6.) The worse you do your job, the more your boss avoids you.

5.) You think the French are working themselves to death.

4.) You know by having a copy of the Holy Koran on your desk your job is 100% safe.

3.) You spend more time at protest marches than at church.

2.) You have a Democratic congressman’s lips permanently attached to your butt.

1.) You pay more in union dues than you do for your health care insurance. …

In a radio interview Nov. 21 on “The Devil’s Advocates Radio show (WXXM-FM 92.1 in Madison), Marty Beil called the list racist and disrespectful.

“His editor had to say to him, ‘You shouldn’t have put that in there,’” Beil said. Beil is executive director of Madison-based Council 24 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. …

Pennington, the writer of the list, is the author of the “Fourth Awakening” series.

His columns for The Daily Caller, a conservative news and opinion site, often include top 10 lists. Another was “The 10 things Obama will look for in a new secretary of state.” In that column, Pennington noted that “Hillary Clinton has announced that she will not serve a second term as President Obama’s secretary of state. Here are the top ten things Obama will look for in her replacement.

His first entry:

1.) See if any of the Wisconsin Democratic state senators are available. They already fully grasp the concept of “cut and run,” so there would be a smooth transition period.

If there is one person in Wisconsin whose opinion means less to me than Beil’s (his last name, by the way, is pronounced: BILE), that person doesn’t come to mind. Not knowing how much union dues are, or where they’re specifically spent (safe answer: union management salaries), the half of number one that refers to benefit costs and number eight are correct. So is number seven.

As for the sense of humor displayed, Democrats and liberals make fun of Republicans and conservatives all the time, and often in more pejorative and nastier terms than these.

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