Mine Games is more than just the name of an expensive hole in the water, playground, yacht owned by Chris Cline of GTac fame. Much more! Mine games have infiltrated Wisconsin’s political landscape and found willing players from throughout our state. Most of the players can be found in the legislature and the Governor’s office. These are not the real dealers and wheelers, these are the pawns, the foot soldiers, the drummer boys (and gals) – these are the expendables – the folks who are immersed in the game. The politicians who are caught up in their own rhetoric and self importance or they have been seduced by the illusion of power. The “behind the scenes” have become what they believe are the avenues to importance – meeting in backrooms and rubbing elbows with the very rich or their ambassadors – well paid lobbyists who are the mercenaries of the powerful to legislature. This is a now Wisconsin! One does not need to search the history of corruption in Madison very far back to discover indictments and former big shots that are in the hoosegow, the big house or the stinker clinker an others probably should be. Rather than search for these villains from the past, WE are starting with the present and working back for the past few months, which may well produce more candidates for the stinker clinker.