How much could you trust the Doyle brand?
We’ll be discussing the legacy of Governor Jim Doyle and contrasting him with his successor for much of the next year, but we can’t let the end of his reign pass without describing at length his inability to live up to his word. It may be congenital, as William Safire might have said, or it could be simply Machiavellian, but no decision by Doyle was ever the final decision. Doyle’s willingness to go back on his public statements confounded friends and foes alike.
Over at the MacIver Institute this week, I take an extended look at the Doyle record of being unable to live up to the promises he made.