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Scott Walker's Politics of Blacklists and Malice

June 19, 2013


...Last week, after initially determining that University of Wisconsin-Platteville engineering student Joshua Inglett was the best choice to fill a student seat on the UW System's Board of Regents, Walker renounced Inglett and withdrew the appointment.

Walker did so after learning that the young man had, as an 18-year-old freshman, signed a petition calling for a recall election to determine whether the governor should finish his first term.

Inglett, the son of a Lutheran pastor and a teacher, is an honor student with an impressive resume. He has been hailed by UW-Platteville Chancellor Dennis Shields as “a great student majoring in a difficult major and achieving at a high level." On June 10, when he selected Inglett, Walker seemed to share that view, announcing: "I'm pleased to appoint Joshua to the UW System Board of Regents. The student's perspective is especially vital to the effectiveness of the Board of Regents, and I know he will serve the UW System and his fellow students well."

Forty-eight hours later, Walker pulled the nomination...

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