When the seat to Mordor comes open, many people want a crack at it. Included in that gaggle of goofiness, is JeanneTarantino, "a conservative voice for Waukesha". The wanna be voice of Walkersha, used to be the voice of our Lieutenant Governor, Rebeccaforreal. Like many Wisconsinites in the Walker/Kleefisch economy she lost her job. Unlike many people in this economy Rebecca fired her personally.
Well the wanna be "conservative" voice of Waukesha, recently took that voice under oath where she testified that the reason she lost her job was because of discrimination.
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch's ex-chief of staff - now a candidate for an open Assembly seat - said in a sworn deposition last month that she believed she was transferred from her state job because of her age and gender.
Jeanne Tarantino, who was also Kleefisch's 2010 campaign manager, made the remark while being questioned under oath as part of a legal dispute with her ex-husband.
"Why was your job with the lieutenant governor terminated?" asked Karen Zimmermann, a lawyer representing businessman James Tarantino, in a Dec. 28 deposition.
"Because I'm an older female, and they wanted to put a younger man in the position," Tarantino responded.
Zimmermann clarified, "Do you feel you were discriminated against?"
"Yes," Tarantino replied.
Now the voters of Waukesha have to decide what really happened when they step to the ballot box. Did Rebecca discriminate against her? It's not out of character for Rebecca to hate certain groups of individuals. Or, as Daniel Bice reports: "Even Tarantino's lawyer dismissed her client's sworn statements". When your lawyer, calls you out publicly for lying under oath there seems to be a problem with your character.
I tend to think in most cases, lying under oath would eliminate you from winning an election, but in Waukesha one never knows. She is smart though, she is playing the "victim of the liberal media" card very well. Plus as Bice also reports, she is following in the footsteps of Tom Petri, Diane Hendricks and many other republicans before her:
Tarantino also testified that she had failed to make payroll deductions or pay taxes for her nanny.
Leaving the discussion for another day, how she can afford a nanny as a political staffer and volunteer. No word yet, if now that she is divorced, Robin Vos has pulled his endorsement!
Luckily for the sane and moral voters of Waukesha, you have an option - Eric Prudent!