Jim Doyle: A good incumbent to VOID
Jim Doyle is the incumbent Governor of Wisconsin. He's up for re-election this year, and let me tell you, if I have my way it ain't gonna happen.
Doyle's administration has been plagued with scandals in recent months. Including a connection to Jack Abramoff. Not a surprise when Doyle started his gubernatorial career with a whopper of a scandal in his first 100 days. He's profited big time from these unethical campaign practices, so it's no wonder he has no interest in campaign finance reform.
However, scandal isn't the only reason to vote out Doyle. He also tends to over-use his veto power. Doyle rewrote the Wisconsin budget using his veto pen. He refused to sign into law a bill that would limit property taxes. And, while I'm not a big gun fan, many in this state wanted this concealed-carry bill to pass, which Doyle vetoed...again. He's used his veto pen to give trial lawyers an unfair advantage, which is not at all surprising for a Democrat. More to my disappointment is his veto of voter ID legislation that would go a long way to prevent all the voting fraud that occurred last election cycle. Of course, being the conservative that I am, his veto of the marriage bill troubles me greatly, though since Wisconsin law already defines marriage as between one man and one woman we're fairly safe unless the Court gets involved. Of course, I could go on and on here, since Doyle vetoed so many well-supported bills it's hard to keep track, but this one tops it for me.
Sadly scandals and corrupt use of power aren't enough for Doyle. He's made it his policy to raise fees while reducing services. He transfers funds raised for specific purposes to fund his pet projects. He robs students to raise pay for administrators. And yet he calls education his "priority." Of course, he cares more about domestic partners than students, but you know that's education too isn't it?
Personally, I blame Bush (you know, it is the popular thing to do, after all). If he hadn't stolen Tommy Thompson we would never have had Scott McCallum. Without that, Doyle would never have stood a chance.