Actually, it's more like Scott Suder: Agent of A.L.E.C.
What is it about Republican Party operatives named Scott? They all sooner or later seem to get into trouble after messing around with our democracy, but when they're investigated or even charged with crimes in the process, they always somehow manage to get away with it --scott free. Just look at the short list: Scott Jensen; Scott Walker; Scott Fitzgerald, and now, Scott Suder.
Suder is the former Republican state assemblyman and majority leader who recently resigned. Soon he will comfortably be cradled in the heady confines of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC), the vital state agency that regulates giant utility companies, or at least used to regulate them before conservative appointees decided, in effect, that the commission should allow itself to be captured by the interests it is supposed to watch over. Apparently, the free market and deregulation are greater principles than fairness, protection of consumers and serious scrutiny of monopoly business practices.
In his new PSC job, Suder will earn $94,000 a year — an 88% increase over the $49,943 he made as a legislator. He'll be in charge of the agency divisions responsible for water compliance and consumer affairs. Gee, what could possibly go wrong?