Saturday, October 23, 2010
WI Gevernor's Race
I was reading Wisconsin Outdoor News from 10/15/10 and there was a Q&A with Scott Walker and Tom Barrett. I encourage everyone to read this. Talk about pandering to a group of people. Walker didn't even look over his responses to avoid the contradictions! Scott Walker talks about how sportsmen (license holders) need to be in charge of the Natural Resources Board and the DNR, but then discusses how he will appoint the secretary and what background that person will have. Neither one of them talk about the non wildlife management part of the DNR and how maybe someone with a science background should be the secretary. They talk of the need to get a better count of deer with Barrett saying that the DNR needs to work to get that number even higher. I wonder then if they both are in favor of helping Wisconsinite with their high auto insurance rates? Maybe they could promise every eligible hunter a free license. They differ predictably on who they would appoint to the board, with Walker saying people with hunting, fishing, or trapping licenses and farmers. Barrett mentions the non-hunting groups that use our natural environment. These people who spend money in the State and help to create jobs don't matter to Walker.