Ah, ha! Nickolaus doesn't resign - - as she'd pledged just an hour or two ago - - but steps aside for her deputy and consultants.
Actually, pushed aside, and hard.
Word is that Waukesha County Exec Dan Vrakas applied a consensus shove from the right. I guess they didn't like this line of reasoning from earlier in the afternoon:
declines to step down after another election process breakdown Tuesday night, and promises a "good, clean election" when the recall primary and general elections take place in May and June.Details of the Vrakas power play, here.
For Walker, another albatross to lug around as he tries to hang on.
And Democrats will point to the razor-thin Prosser win she mismanaged in Waukesha County as proof that Nickolaus is Walker's secret weapon there.
We will enjoy hearing both of them - - the twin faces of the GOP - - spend the next two months denying it.
Bottom line: The GOP dodged a political bullet; Waukesha County and the entire state deserves and should get a more honest and transparent election.
Emphasis on "should get."
"Will get" will have to be proven.