For Immediate Release: July 20, 2012
Contact: Brian J. Nemoir
FORMER LT. GOVERNOR FARROW RIPS HOVDE
“Owes an apology to Tommy”; Mastered “government bailout sector”
Statement from former Lt. Governor and Waukesha County-based conservative activist Margaret Farrow regarding U.S. Senate Candidate Eric Hovde’s derogatory and inexcusable comments on former Gov. Tommy Thompson:
“Tommy Thompson was the most successful governor in modern Wisconsin history. Eric Hovde may have missed that while he was making millions off Uncle Sam in Washington the past 25 years, and he owes an apology to Tommy and Wisconsin for his arrogant, condescending comments.
“Governor Thompson has dedicated his life to making Wisconsin a better state, and not mastering how to profit within the government bailout sector.
“Mr. Hovde’s arrogance is stunning, as it takes both an understanding of Wisconsin’s past and present to be a U.S. Senator and a genuine humility that allows one to be a public servant.”
Hovde’s condescending statements from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board below:
“There are issues on the finance and economy that frankly, Tommy Thompson would have a hard time understanding…”
Statement by Eric Hovde made during a Press conference
– July 18, 2012
“So many of the issues have become so opaque and complicated…and they come out of the global capital markets or wall street…I don’t think Tommy Thompson can talk about these issues, and I won’t back down from that statement.”
Statement by Eric Hovde made before the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial Board Meeting
– July 18, 2012