We know it is a state Senator that is lying.
We know that it is a Democrat that is lying.
A Senate Democrat slipped a provision into the budget during the final stages that would have allowed grocery stores the opportunity to pass out samples of hard liquor.
Governor Doyle vetoed this provision and told us that this was thrown into the budget by a democrat senator.
The measure showed up in the budget at the last minute, but no lawmaker will acknowledge he or she wanted it. Doyle said it came from a Senate Democrat, without providing a name. All key Senate negotiators have denied they were responsible for it.
"It's not mine," said Sen. Russ Decker (D-Weston), who became majority leader Wednesday.Somebody is bald faced lying.
The question I have is whether or not the news media is going to tolerate this lie, now that they know it was a Senate Democrat.
Now the cover-up has begun. Governor Doyle knows who did this, and is not telling. The Legislative Reference Bureau knows where this came from, and they are not talking.
It would be easy to assume that at the very least, Senator Judy Robson and Senator Russ Decker knew who did this and they are not telling.
The legislation inserted into the budget was bad enough, the lying is worse.
To some, this may seem to be a little lie. To the people of Wisconsin, this is exactly what they hate about government.
The Budget is the most important piece of legislation that will be passed over the next two years and someone felt it necessary to try and sneak this through without the people knowing it was happening.
These are government leaders. Leaders in the Wisconsin Democrat Party and now they are all lying to protect one of their own.
Wisconsin deserves better leadership than this. Wisconsin deserves to some truthfulness on the most important piece of legislation over the next two years.
It will be interesting to see all if a single Democratic Senator is willing to finally cough up the truth.