Monday, January 30, 2006

Doyle Returns, Take Charge

Governor Jim Doyle's assertive moves today on the state travel contract mess - - canceling the contract and bringing in former DOA secretary Mark Bugher to review state contracting procedures - - are good remedial steps.

Besides being substantive, and protecting public processes and dollars, Doyle's actions stand in positive political contrast to the counter-productive foolish partisan attack launched against US Attorney Steve Biskupic by the Wisconsin Democratic Party leadership.

All that did create more bad media.

It's still too early to see how the indictment plays out, both legally and politically. Doyle is smart to take action where he can as the state's CEO without unnecessarily stirring the pot.