Chief of staff caught seeking stimulation behind Walker’s back
Though Scott Walker is being very public about his refusal to accept any federal economic aid to Milwaukee County, according to today’s Journal Sentinel his own chief of staff is looking for a little stimulation right behind his back.Under an open records request, the Journal Sentinel uncovered e-mails from Walker’s chief of staff, Tom Nardelli, to conservative County Supervisor Joe Sanfelippo revealing their hidden desire for a little taste of the potential economic recovery package.
In one email, Nardelli lauded the idea of sending a list of backlogged county parks projects to Gov. Doyle as an ‘excellent suggestion.’ Sanfelippo backed him up, writing ‘it would be nice to hit the ground running,’ and ‘Anything we can get would help, considering our financial situation.’
As the RPW starts beats its drum on behalf of Walker, and as Walker himself tries increasingly to stand out as a champion of fiscal responsibility and spending cuts, it’s almost sad to watch even his own chief of staff scramble to bring sorely needed funding to Milwaukee.