I was talking with Amy this morning about who might be a good candidate to replace Scott Walker and she suggested Barbara Lawton, the Lt. Governor under Jim Doyle. She was originally slated to run against Walker in 2010 but dropped out of the race citing personal reasons. I think she would be a fabulous governor.
If you remember, radio “personality” Jerry Bader cited unnamed sources who claimed that Lawton had had an affair. After being threatened with a lawsuit, Bader walked back his comments:
I have lost confidence in the sources that provided information yesterday regarding Lt. Gov Barbara Lawton. Therefore I cannot stand by the story posted yesterday.
Bader was later suspended for two weeks following the incident but the damage was done. And I expect that Ms. Lawton was tired of the crap the wingnuts fling like shit from a monkey cage.
I think Lawton would make an excellent candidate for Governor and I hope she considers running against Walker when the time comes.