Daily Bread for 4.22.22: Records-Deleting Fashionista Michael Gableman

Good morning.

Friday in Whitewater will be rainy with a high of 50.  Sunrise is 6:00 AM and sunset 7:45 PM for 13h 45m 21s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 61.3% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1876, the first National League baseball game is played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia.

Friday brings an interlude into the world of vulgar opinions about women’s appearance fashion assessments from Special Counsel Michael Gableman’s office. Patrick Marley reports As he keeps tabs on public workers, Gableman contends Milwaukee employee is a Democrat because she plays video games, wears nose ring:

Gableman has used his $676,000 budget to look into the backgrounds of those who worked with the Center for Tech and Civic Life and other nonprofit groups, the records show. The center provided more than $10 million to Wisconsin communities to help them run their elections during the coronavirus pandemic. 

A memo from Gableman’s office dubbed a mapping expert who works for Milwaukee as “liberally deplorable” even though she has exhibited “no overt signs of rampant partisanship” on Facebook or other websites. 

The unsigned memo goes on to contend that geographic information system analyst Hannah Bubacz is “probably” a Democrat because she plays video games, “has a weird nose ring,” sometimes colors her hair, “loves nature and snakes” and lives with a boyfriend but is not married to him. 

When his office isn’t tendering style appraisals, Gableman himself is deleting emails he decides on his own are unworthy of retention. Molly Beck reports Michael Gableman deleting records he deems ‘irrelevant or useless’ to his taxpayer-funded election review:

Michael Gableman and his staff in the Assembly Office of Special Counsel are destroying records deemed “irrelevant or useless,” an attorney representing Gableman in a lawsuit seeking records related to Gableman’s election review said in a recent memo to attorneys representing the liberal group American Oversight, the lawsuit’s plaintiff.

The practice is a violation of state law, according to the Legislature’s own attorneys.

“When a document comes to the OSC, the OSC evaluates whether the document is of use to the investigation. If it is, that document is downloaded and kept for further investigation, or for use in the OSC’s reports and recommendations. If the document is irrelevant or useless to the investigation, the OSC deletes that document,” Gableman attorney James Bopp wrote in a letter dated April 8 to American Oversight attorneys.

Judge Frank Remington on Thursday issued a ruling siding with American Oversight and ordered Gableman to stop deleting records that could be responsive to the group’s requests. 

Heck of a selection you made there, Robin, heck of a selection.

Growing this grass could help curb climate change:

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