One of those little indicators that Wisconsin politics is decidedly different today shows up in the Sunday Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion section.
In a guest column signed by Paul Jadin, chief executive of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (formerly the Department of Development) and Reggie Newson, secretary of the state Department of Workforce Development, the first three sentences contain this easy to overlook surprise:
Wisconsin faces a workforce paradox ... . It's this paradox that Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch are aggressively working to address.
Is it odd that Walker administration officials would throw a big bone to the governor's office, mentioning their chief executive prominently in yet another "But, but, it's working, Wisconsin!" sales plea? No.
What is odd is that they go out of their way to mention Kleefisch. Historically, governors ignore their lieutenant governors as much as possible, because they are, after all, potential rivals for power.