Times Have Changed: Remember When The More Moderate Tommy Thompson As A Legislator Was Called "Dr. No?"
So "Governor No" doesn't convey the arrogance of Walker's no-negotiations, no-compromise position: Tommy would never have gone that far - - he inflated the state (read: union members) payroll, raised spending and wanted everyone to love him.
Where Tommy would say "Yes," or "OK, OK," Walker just says "No," which in politics, means "Go **** yourself."
As I've been arguing, "No" may be a feel-good, base-pleasing tactical approach, but it's not a sustaining way to govern.
And I suspect that "No" is going to be the battle cry come next January, when recall activities begin and the question is "Walker, Yes, or No?"
A week or so ago, I would have said, "No," a recall isn't going to happen, but now I believe it will.
Walker has gone too far, too fast, and the more he says "No," the more the die is cast.
Two can play the "No" game; for Walker, it will come with bonus irony.