Is there more to Gilkes's resignation? Maybe, but maybe not, too | Wis.Community

Is there more to Gilkes's resignation? Maybe, but maybe not, too

Keith Gilkes is leaving his post as the governor's chief of staff to return to his own political consulting business.

Is there more to it, like preparing for a John Doe investigation instead of a recall?  Maybe. Some of my friends certainly think so.  And they may be right.  A lot of Walker staffers are already knee-deep in it.

But I did the same thing as Gilkes, returning to my own consulting business after a two-year break as chief of staff to Mayor John Norquist.  "I don't do government, I do politics," I used to say, usually being careful to attribute the line to the late, legendary Dem consultant Paul Tully.

Gilkes' Facebook page offers a clue as to why he might be leaving, under employment:

President Champion Group, LLC · Jan 2005 to present · Madison, Wisconsin Because owning a company allows you to work in your pajamas and bunny slippers.
I can vouch for that.

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September 30, 2011 - 8:57pm

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