What did Waupaca County citizens miss?
Reader questions governor’s listening session
What you missed was a so-called listening session with Governor Walker in Waupaca last Tuesday.
Upon arrival here in Waupaca, our governor chose to enter our library through the back door, with head down, avoiding eye contact, surrounded by a number of security people. An obvious sign of avoidance of people who might oppose his views.
Walker is, I guess, trying to emulate the true listening sessions, open to all, that Sen. Russ Feingold held in all 72 counties of our state every year he was in the Senate. Too bad his successor and our assemblyman haven’t found the time to do the same.
Walker’s listening sessions are only open by invitation to a select number of chosen attendees. There are no citizens of opposing views invited, such as myself or others who were demonstrating in opposition to his actions.
Also, no members of the media were allowed to be present during the session. They were only given access to the governor after the meeting.
Unlike Walker, Sen. Feingold didn’t manipulate his audiences like Walker does. He even accepted comments and questions from those in attendance, some from several people from Waupaca who were very rude and discourteous, as I recall, from a listening session that was held in Fremont six years ago.
Here is but another example of the lack of true leadership and interest in the vast number of people in this state. Better to look after corporate friends than those who are the true citizens of Wisconsin.