On a side note, because that is where Mark Green usually is when we are talking about Tommy, he awkwardly says the following in the story:
Green lavished praise on Thompson, saying that before he became governor in 1987, the state's economy "was in sharp decline," taxes were "too high" and the mood was one of "pessimism."
Green said, "I think Tommy Thompson rescued Wisconsin."
Taxes were too high alright, they were too high under Thompson. The taxburden on Wisconsinites has consistantly gone down since Tommy left. Also, why doesn't anyone in the media mention the fact that after the Thompson era we ended up with a massive budget problem in the state. A problem that Doyle has cut in half in his first term.