Sunday, August 12, 2007

Walker Takes Hit In County Board Special Election

It had been called a referendum on Scott Walker's leadership, so the County Executive's power got dialed down when his preferred candidate in a special election went down to defeat in the August 7th, County Board special election.

This led to something predictable from right-wing talk radio: hyperbole that the taxpayer revolt is over!

Which led to the more predictable protestations from talk radio's lock-step blogger devotees that no, the revolt is NOT OVER!

Blah blah blah.

What's more likely is that stage-managing ususally backfires when elected officials try to influence a separate local race.

Walker's pick probably would have had a better chance if he'd just stayed out of the race, but it's hard to resist the King-Maker role.

So congratulations to the winner, Patricia Jursik. The Board needs strong voices that are independent of the County Executive.


James Wigderson said...

But the post to which you link is Charlie Sykes saying the tax revolt is over.

I'm confused.

James Rowen said...

Charlie says that for effect.