MADISON — Looks like Gov. Tony Evers is getting trumped by President Joe Biden on his big budget unveiling day.
The White House announced Biden will be popping in to Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater for a 7 p.m. CNN Town hall next Tuesday to answer questions “as the nation struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic and jumpstart a troubled economy.”
Anderson Cooper is expected to moderate, so expect more softballs than a men’s over-40 slow pitch tournament.
Biden’s big show airs at the same time Evers is expected to unveil his biennial budget plan. It must be cold in Joe’s shadow for Tony, but Evers is, after all, the wind beneath Biden’s wings.
Still, the scheduling conflict is interesting.
“It is telling that President Biden has decided to counter-program a governor from his own party. Either the White House isn’t communicating with Democrat governors, or the Democrats realized that it is in Gov. Evers’ best interest for no one to watch him unveil this budget,” quipped Wisconsin GOP Executive Director Mark Jefferson.
Leave it to Evers to be overshadowed and overlorded by national liberals in his own home state.