There was a time when adults stepped into situations when the children got out of hand. The current shenanigans of Assembly Speaker Robin Voss and his ultimate toadie Michael Gableman suggests the time has come for this to happen in the Wisconsin Legislature.

As reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on January 13, 2022 by Patrick Marley, the attorney representing Green Bay in this GOP fueled S-Show essentially told Gableman to pound sand. (My words not the attorney’s).

It seems Gableman wants personal information on Wisconsin voters. Marley’s story contains this quote

Gableman and Vos have asked for “any and all information about individual voters” stored on government computers but have not said why they want that information.

Wow. Gableman was granted $676,000 in taxpayer dollars to collect the personal information on Wisconsin citizens. Names? Social Security numbers? Dates of Birth? In short, anything that could be used to harass legitimate voters, or worse, allow their idenities to be stolen. In other words, an information scam.

Think it would not happen? Look at the list of people Gableman has hired to help him in this dubious scam, as identified by Wisconsin Public Radio back in December, 2021:

  • Gableman, who is paid $11,000 per month.
  • Zakory Niemierowicz, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate who heads human resources. Niemierowicz is paid $4,000 per month.
  • Andrew Kloster, a former Trump administration official who has falsely claimed the election was stolen from the former president. Kloster is paid $5,000 per month.
  • Carol Matheis, a California attorney active with the Federalist Society. Matheis is paid $5,000 per month.
  • Gary Wait, a former private investigator. Wait is paid $3,250 a month.
  • Ron Heuer, president of the Wisconsin Voter Alliance. Heuer is an investigator and paid $3,250 a month.
  • Arkansas attorney Clint Lancaster, who represented a woman who sued Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, for paternity last year. Lancaster is paid $10,000 a month.
  • Former Milwaukee Police Department detectives Thomas Obregon, Neil Saxton and Edward Chaim. Each is paid $40 per hour.
  • There is one person Gableman said he will not identify to “protect his best interest with is full-time employer.” That person is paid $40 per hour.

Wisconsinites regardless of their political leaning should be outraged at this  attempted theft of your private data.

Time for the adults to take charge and put these children to bed.