News Roundup for 4/4/11

Scott Walker, director of the Rich Kids' Employment Program

-Headline of the day-
"No degree, little experience pay off big."

Brian Deschane is a young fella in Wisconsin who landed his dream job. He's in his 20s and, according to the report, "no college degree, very little management experience and two drunken-driving convictions."

Which makes him the perfect guy to oversee "environmental and regulatory matters and dozens of employees at the Department of Commerce" for the state of Wisconsin. See, we've got this Republican governor here and anyone who's supposed to watch environmental and regulatory issues naturally wouldn't be doing much at all. So Deschane will basically pull down $81,500 a year for putting his feet on a desk all day. Who needs experience -- or even competence?

Not surprisingly, eyebrows were raised. Especially considering that Brian's dad, Jerry Deschane of the Wisconsin Builders Association, is a bigtime donor to Gov. Walker. Here you've got this guy with no experience -- Rep. Brett Hulsey says, "It doesn't look like he's ever had a real job" -- getting a high-level position with the state after his pop gave $121,652 to the new governor.

"He's a bright young man," Poppa Deschane says.

Well, that explains everything, then. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

-Explorations into English idioms-
I don't know what to say about this one, other than it made me laugh out loud.

Any questions? (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

-Bonus HotD-
"Herman Cain: 'It's okay to call me black... Obama is not the president of black people'."

Actually, yeah, he is. (Daily Caller, with video)

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