Nonpartisan? When headline refers to Republican Senator as ‘Crazy,’ GAB Staffer Tweets “OMG! Headline winner…”

MacIver News Service | December 16, 2011


GAB's Buerger

[Madison, Wisc…] The same employee who admitted the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board would deem all recall signatures valid, even if they were signed Mickey Mouse or Adolf Hitler, has engaged in online activity that could lead some to question his impartiality.

David Buerger, an elections specialist with the GAB used his Twitter account to praise a blog posting wherein Republican State Senator Mary Lazich was called “Crazy Mary.”

“OMG! Headline winner…” Buerger tweeted last month, and then included a link to the blog post.

Just this week Buerger linked to a story about the two-year long investigation by the Democratic District Attorney in Milwaukee that may or may not involve the activities of Scott Walker’s Milwaukee County Executive staff.

“Ruh-roh… John Doe investigation on the move: “

Last night, the Maciver Institute, whose twitter handle is @MacIverWisc, retweeted Buerger’s questionable missives.  This brought an immediate reaction from the elections specialist.

Buerger, who uses the Twitter handle @buergd, later blocked the MacIver Institute fro accessing his twitter feed. He does note in his twitter profile that, “My opinions are my own (not G.A.B. official).”

When concerns were raised over the screening process of the 50 temporary workers the  intends to hire to process the recall petitions, it was Buerger who assured GAB Board members that temporary workers would be vetted by GAB staff to make sure concealed zealots would not be hired.

Buerger can be seen in this video report MacIver News filed earlier this week after the GAB’s most recent hearing:

  • MadMike

    Yuppers, can only hope that a similar group of empty headed idiots handles my health care……..

  • Almost as \”Crazy\” as digging for dirt through an entire month of someone\’s tweets, and then trying to leverage a rather innocuous tweet that actually doesn\’t even implicate the Buerger.

  • yabecoo

    I\’d expect no less from hellspawn of the banana republic called Madison.

  • Rob Crawford

    Buerger, that you?

  • Mr B

    Ha! Buerger protected his tweets now. Something to hide?

  • bobby b

    Yes, it really is a central part of ObamaCare that venal government-employed morons like this guy will be determining whether you or I or our kids get medical treatment, what treatment we\’ll get, when we\’ll get it, and whether or not our value to society is sufficient to justify the expense.

    Can you imagine the tweets that we might be intercepting at that point?

    \”OMG! ReThug Needs a New Kidney! Call when pigs fly!\”

    \”Old Lady w Cancer won\’t tell who she voted for last year. Yeah, grandma, I\’ll get you on the list RIGHT away! LOL!!\”

    \”Free electric wheelchairs for union members tomorrow at the hospital! Bring I.D.!\”

    \”Oops! Gave the late Senator Jones (R) wrong pills! My bad! So sorry! (Not!! Special Election Time!)\”

  • Al In Sherman Park

    Republicans continue to spread misinformation and negative conjecture about the Government Accountability Board judges when 5 out of 6 were appointed to their judgeships by Republican Governors or the judges themselves were elected as Republicans http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Wisconsin_Government_Accountability_Board#Accountability_Board_Members

    +++Editors note: When did we at MI spread misinformation about the GAB. We reported on their rulings. Their findings. Their statements. Their staff\’s tweets. All facts. All true.