More Cronyism From Scott Walker

While kicking teachers in the face, Scott Walker was padding the pockets of cronies.

The administration of Gov. Scott Walker hired the 27-year-old son of a veteran lobbyist then promoted him to an $81,500-per-year job overseeing environmental and regulatory matters and dozens of employees, despite his having no college degree and little management experience, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday.

One critic of the administration said it looks to him like political payback. “It has all the markings of political patronage,” said Michael McCabe, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and a frequent critic of the new Republican governor.