Governor-elect Walker and his team have told the company they want the train jobs to stay even if there is no train.Journal Communications, Inc., which endorsed Scott Walker for governor of Wisconsin, is upset because the federal government passed over the State for grants to upgrade the Amtrak line between Milwaukee and Chicago. Walker, it may be recalled,* turned down $800M worth of new construction for a rail link from Milwaukee to Madison. His sharp negotiation skillz apparently led him to believe he could still have the Amtrak upgrade money, but it was not to be.
The money went to the feds' "strongest partners," the "reliable people." And those ain't among the Fitz Van Walker administration.
The JRN mandarins knew Scott Walker was spurning the MKE-MAD money when they blessed his candidacy. Why did it not further know that Scott Walker is about the worst negotiator in Christendom?
Walker is out of feet to shoot himself in. When will JRN admit it?
Face the facts. Walker blew it.
* Indeed, Walker will be eligible to be recalled from office in January.