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Recall update 4/07/11

If I were Jimmy the Greek (remember him?), I’d predict a 101 percent* likelihood that today, around 3:00 pm at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin headquarters (110 King St, Madison — map), the collected signatures required to recall the aptly named “Randy” Hopper will be officially submitted with great aplomb and just desert.  (* With a 1 percent margin or error, side effects may include told-you-so gloating, cheering, jeering, shaming, finger-pointing, pillorying, and other such karmic remarks.)  But I’m only Timmy the Irish-German-American, so click here for the story substantiated.

All things (never) being equal, it appears that the needed signatures for Democratic state Senator Bob Wirch, down in Kenosha, will be submitted today, too.  Rumor has it that those for Dave Hansen (north of Green Bay) are imminent as well.  To remind and review, here’s a basic breakdown of it all.  Notice the discrepancy in signatures needed.  If nothing else, that indicates lower voter turnout, since the number of signatures needed to recall must equal no less than 25 percent of votes cast in the previous election for governor.

We have a little less than a month now to leave town and get involved in these other collection efforts around the state.  I will be organizing trips to Hudson and Shorewood-area for the Harsdorf and Darling areas respectively for the new few weekends.  Stay tuned…  And, as ever, thanks so much!

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Posted by on April 7, 2011 in Uncategorized


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April Fools

Notwithstanding T.S. Eliot’s declarative that “April is the cruelest month,” I’d like to begin this a little atypically with the announcement of good news.  (I know, right?)

David Prosser

Former Governor Patrick Lucey has withdrawn his support of Justice Prosser and is instead backing Kloppenburg.  Released in a media statement last night he expressed his “increasing dismay and now alarm [over] the campaign of Justice David Prosser, whom I endorsed at the outset of his campaign and in whose campaign I serve as the honorary co-chairman.  I can no longer in good conscience lend my name and support to Justice Prosser’s candidacy. Too much has come to light that Justice Prosser has lost that most crucial of characteristics for a Supreme Court Justice — as for any judge — even-handed impartiality. Along with that failing has come a disturbing distemper and lack of civility that does not bode well for the High Court in the face of demands that are sure to be placed on it in these times of great political and legal volatility.”

You know who has endorsed Prosser however?  Sarah Palin.  Enough said.

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From Brown Bag to Dirtbag, Karma’s a bitch!

Do You Recall…?

It’s worth recollecting that Scott Walker became the County Executive of Milwaukee County eight years ago thanks to a recall election after then incumbent, Tom Ament, retired after a scandal over county pension funds.  Before that, Walker was still in the State Assembly.  Interestingly (re: incestuously), he won that seat after yet another “special election” — in this case to none other than the son of Tom Lament.  Walker deliberately moved to Wauwatosa to establish residence after an Assembly seat opened up there in 1993.  At the time, Scott was only 25 years old, selling warranties for IBM.  (He’d already dropped out of Marquette University).  He would go on to pitch his hat in the gubernatorial ring in 2006, but decided to back down (lack of cash; he was not then bankrolled by the Koch brothers) and deferred to Mark Green who then ran as the Republican candidate (unsuccessfully).  That was only four years after becoming county exec. of Milwaukee.  Now he’s governor, and he obviously has his eyes cast on national prizes.  (Remember the prank call wherein he happily confides his belief in this being his Reagan moment?  See excerpt below.)  The point I’m trying to establish is that not unlike being a true Teabagger who ran as a brown bagger Republican, Walker is a career politician blatantly masquerading as an average citizen who just happened to heed the call of duty. Read the rest of this entry »


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