Lobbyists - or at least their sons - get high paying, cushy jobs, regardless of whether they are qualified.
Disgraced politicians also get high-paying, cushy state jobs, even the Democratic ones.
So it's no surprise that Walker's top aide at the county, Cindy Archer, would get a lot of golden opportunities.
After Walkergate started getting people's attention when the authorities raided her home, confiscating a computer and boxes of papers, we learned that Archer wasn't above politicking while at work:
Archer was Walker's Director of Administration at Milwaukee County. We have already known for some time that Archer was in contact with Walker's campaign and was developing strategies on how to deal with events and issues that would paint Walker in a bad light. In other words, she was part of the damage control team. Walker rewarded her with jobs in the state, including lucrative pay raises...Stemming from the upcoming case regarding the tragedy at O'Donnell Park where 15 year old Jarred Kellner was killed when a facade fell on him, we see tat Archer's involvement in the campaign was much deeper.
However, when it came to be time for Archer to meet with the DA in the Walkergate investigation, she apparently gave up nothing and was not charged with any of her apparently crimes. Of course, it was easier for her to stay mum when the prosecutors had no leverage on her, thanks to the Walker-funded legal defense of Kelly Rindfleisch.
Because of her silence, Archer has been rewarded with her third high-paying state job, the second one in six-digits:
Cindy Archer, a key cabinet member on Walker's county staff, is set to start a new six-figure job with the state on Monday.Walker and his administration is, of course, denying that there was any finagling in Archer getting this job. Yeah, and he also said that he wasn't John Doe.
Archer — who has bounced around the Walker administration for the past 21/2 years — beat out more than two dozen other candidates to be named an administrative services director at the state Public Defender's Office. She will be paid $101,510 a year.
But I can't help but notice the irony of the fact that Archer is getting paid richly for working for the Public Defender's Office, the one area of the state that she should be a client, not in the hierarchy.