Tommy Thompson governs, unlike Trump
...Former Wisconsin GOP Governor Tommy Thompson, amid the pandemic, has stepped up to become interim president of the UW System. His initial steps make clear that “interim” should be dropped. Thompson wisely asked former Democrat Assembly Speaker Tom Loftus and Republican Scott Neitzel, Walker-appointed head of the Department of Administration, to co-chair a transition team. Then Thompson focused on strengthening the UW System ($500 million in cuts under Walker). He spoke truth to the GOP-led state legislature: “They don’t trust the university and therefore they feel it’s their responsibility to keep us down. And, we have, as a system, been apologizing and I don’t want to apologize anymore.” Thoughtful ideas were proposed by Thompson: more tuition aid for low-income and working class students, increase the UW System budget and explain to the public how the UW System is an economic engine helping rural and urban areas...   ...more

Ken Notes: I try to avoid politics in WDN favoring seeking solutions instead. But I was a Tommy guy in my past political life, and he does lead, and for the record he also listens even to those who disagree with him.



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