Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Maybe it was the whole “work” thing


The Associated Press claims that e-mails to and from Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton’s office revealed no motive for her sudden withdrawal from the race for governor.

If anyone on Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton’s staff knew why she was suddenly dropping out of the 2010 governor’s race, they didn’t let on in e-mails.

Copies of e-mails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and reviewed Monday by The Associated Press show that none of Lawton’s three staff members mentioned the possibility of her dropping out of the race in the three days that led up to her Oct. 26 announcement.

The AP also reviewed Lawton’s e-mails sent and received from her lieutenant governor account and she made no hints of her decision either.

However, I think this e-mail exchange was pretty revealing:

“What stunning news we heard here today,” said Wisconsin National Guard Lt. Col. Tim Donovan. “I can only imagine what a difficult choice had to make and, without knowing what you might be dealing with, I hope that everything is all right with you.”

In a reply to Donovan, Lawton said leaving the race “was a very difficult decision, but I firmly believe the right and responsible one. It is a pleasure to have just one full-time job again.”

If she thinks being a lieutenant governor in Wisconsin is a full-time job, maybe running for governor was not a good idea.

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