Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Line of the week

Milwaukee Area Technical College Board member Peter Earle on Saturday retained his seat for another term, despite efforts by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce to replace him with a big business representative.

The MMAC's argument that big business deserves a seat at the MATC board simply by being big business is a little silly, but not nearly as silly as the answer the MMAC's candidate, Tramont Corp. CEO Sean McGowan, gave that might well have sunk his chances for the board.

As the JS reports:

But McGowan may have lost ground with the committee when, during questioning, he couldn't answer a question about the college's value to taxpayers.

"I'm not qualified to answer that question because I'm not informed," McGowan said. "But I'm a quick study."


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