MADISON — Leftist state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski saved taxpayers “tens of millions of dollars” during her time as a DC defense consultant. Al Gore also “created” the internet. And former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was on the Chinook helicopter brought down by grenades while reporting in Afghanistan in 2003.
Godlewski, who also has her eye on the U.S. Senate, got caught again on the losing end of a fistfight with the truth. She’s a bit bruised by the confrontation, or at least the revelation.
As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Dan Bice reported, Godlewski and her campaign repeatedly have “claimed that she sliced at least $20 million from the Pentagon’s budget when she worked for a defense contractor a decade ago.”
Three years after campaigning for the Treasurer’s post, Godlewski still can’t prove one of the biggest boasts she campaigned on.
Why? Well, that information is top secret. At least that’s what her campaign told the Associated Press in 2018.
This time around, the Journal Sentinel gave Godlewski a month to to come up with the docs that would verify her bold savings claims. The campaign came up with the same answer — and no records. It “believes” there are government records confirming Godlewski’s assertion, but some of those records may be “classified or restricted.”
“Got that? To simplify: There may be records out there that prove her claim, but Godlewski and the staff don’t have them or can’t share them,” Bice wrote.
Boy, we hope Godlewski got double-secret clearance from DOD to share such non-information.
The liberal political climber (imagine an unfunny Leslie Knope) has had some troubles with the truth over her short career in politics. Godlewski previously fudged on her resume, asserting that she has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She doesn’t. That didn’t stop her from noting as much on her wedding announcement.
The state GOP calls Godlewski a “serial embellisher,” asserting the more Wisconsin learns about the treasurer, “the more her credibility evaporates.”
“What else is she willing to lie about to get ahead?” a Republican Party of Wisconsin press release asks.
Well, let’s see. Here’s a list of things that “serial embellisher” Sarah could claim — though not prove — in her run for U.S. Senate.
— Saved the lives of countless millions of Americans by leading Operation Warp Speed, to facilitate and accelerate the development, manufacture and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
— Convicted Derek Chauvin of the murder of George Floyd, single-handedly delivering social justice to America’s legal system.
— Negotiated the recent cease-fire between Israel and Hamas (Biden didn’t do that either).
— Authorized the military missions that led to the deaths of Osama bin Laden and Qasem Soleimani, Iranian military leader/terrorist a-hole.
— Unsuccessfully attempted motorcycle jump (the longest in her career) over the ornate fountain outside Caesar’s Palace hotel in Las Vegas.
— Invented the cream puff — and the Wisconsin State Fair.