New word: tooljob

Tooljob (n): (1) one who talks incessantly of providing jobs and tools without delivering either. (2) a complete and hypocritical failure, undeserving of respect or affection.
cf: Governor Scott Walker
Example of usage: Scott Walker is a total tooljob. I can't wait to recall that guy.
"Tools! Jobs!" said Walker, demonstrating the incompetence that led to his inevitable demise as Wisconsin's most infamous tooljob. Photo

Editor's note: This is my humble contribution to the political lexicon. Because the words people are currently using to describe this phenomenon (douchebag, asshole, liar, traitor, bastard, etc) really aren't entirely accurate, appropriate or sufficient. We needed a new word for this particular condition.



  1. Heather, you are a genius, seriously! I still hadn't come up with a word, phrase, or series of epithets that quite convey my feelings about Gov. Drop-Out.... you have created the perfect choice for me, a word I can safely use in front of my kids :-)

  2. How is it that one of the most respected professions in the country - school teachers - have allowed themselves and their public image to be so absolutely denigrated by one of the most despised professions - Marxist union organizers?
    By their recent and profoundly intense coupling with the Marxist, teachers have no idea of the damage they’ve done to themselves. They’ve allowed a fire-brand wielding harlot to destroy their public persona. The majority of the public will forever look upon them and the teaching profession with a far more critical eye.
    Your Recall: EPIC FAILURE! OWN IT!

  3. Dear Anonymous (#2),

    Thank you for your message. I welcome you expressing your views and concerns to me, and I commend you for participating in your state government. I take into account the views of all of the citizens of Wisconsin, and I will keep your specific comments in mind during my service as editor of this blog.

    If you would like more information about my positions on issues, or would like to read my public statements on issues, I encourage you to explore my website: I like to respond individually to every message; however, I cannot respond to each comment individually due to the volume.

    Once again, thank you for contacting me. Please feel free to contact me again if I can ever be of assistance to you.


    Heather DuBois Bourenane

  4. Response to clueless Anon #2: Priceless :)

  5. I'll have to come up with a boilerplate response to trolls along the lines of what Heather came up with here.

    I'll also add that tooljob has long been one of my favorite words, so using it to describe Scott Walker just seems to fit.

  6. Great job Heather! Keep up the good work! We are behind you and all the others who are doing so well getting the message out! Walker needs to go!

  7. TOOLJOB! Yep that fits him just perfectly