We have been chronicling "verify the recall"'s results. We have pointed out that their endgame was never ever “integrity of elections” but intimidation of Wisconsin Citizens who signed the recall petitions.
The University of Wisconsin System’s chief spokesman said he regrets signing a petition to recall Gov. Scott Walker.
“It’s my job to represent the UW System – its policies, positions and perspectives,” wrote David Giroux in a statement to the State Journal. “I have never let my personal opinions affect the way I do my job, and I will not in the future. In light of my unique role, however, I should not have signed the petition.”
The State Journal found Giroux’ name in an online database of signatures called Verify the Recall, which is run by a tea party group. Giroux is executive director of communications and external relations for UW System and part of President Kevin Reilly’s cabinet.
In addition to working with the news media, Giroux’ team is also “responsible for maintaining open lines of communication with the executive and legislative branches of state government,” according to the UW System website.
Four members of the UW Board of Regents, the governing body of the university system, also signed the petition, according to the website. Edmund Manydeeds, of Eau Claire, and Mark Bradley, of Wausau, confirmed that they did.
Both Manydeeds and Bradley said they can separate their personal, political opinions from their duties as UW Regents.
Now they are going after people who work for the UW system. Shame on the Wisconsin State Journal for covering this to begin with and for using VTR database for stories.
At least one good story came out of today regarding VTR: The GAB treated them with the disdain that they deserve!
One last thing: Is there a bigger tool than Bill Osmulski? He is lucky that impersonating a journalist is not illegal.