Political Money Talks

As Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin faces a well deserved recall vote next month after stripping public unions of their bargaining rights, voters are discovering the generosity of Diane Hendricks. Ms. Hendricks, the billionaire chairwoman of the nation’s largest roofing and siding wholesaler, wrote a check for $500,000 last month to help defend Governor Walker, a Republican, against his Democratic challenger, Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee.

A “quirk” in a state law allows for political donations of up to $500,000. You think that was a mistake? You think an entire legislative body missed that “quirk” when drafting the legislation?

Me either. You can’t make this stuff up.