Having it both ways on Menard's
So Mark Green is running radio and TV commercials blasting Gov. Jim Doyle for Menard's decision to build a new facility and create jobs somewhere besides Wisconsin.
Doyle didn't do enough. It's his fault. Lack of leadership. Doesn't get it. Hates business. Yadda yadda yadda.
Seth Zlotocha correctly points out what would have happened if Doyle had personally intervened to help John Menard and his company. Read the shocking headlines.
Under the new unofficial rules, you pretty much can't help anyone. Maybe Mike McCabe of the Wis. Democracy Campaign or the Journal Sentinel's George Stanley should have asked Menard to stay in Wisconsin. We know neither one would have wanted Doyle to meet with Menard or pick up the phone.
UPDATE: Brew City Brawler suggests Menard's simply made a business decision that had little or nothing to do with the DNR. Even Paddy Mac concedes that could be the case.