I can remember the day our whole family headed for a dealership on E. Washington Ave. below the Madison Capitol Square and piled into our new car - - a 1975 Plymouth Valiant, clone of the Consumers' Report highly-rated Dodge Dart.
Ours was two-toned - - a white vinyl top over a gold lower body - - in what the company said in this video was a "glamour" compact car.
We drove it off the lot, and it stalled. It was always in the shop in search of a fix that could not be found.
This was before the days of lemon laws, so we were stuck with it.
Fortunately, voters can recall an elected official who's a lemon, and I would argue that Scott Walker's entire failed first year in office - - from the "budget repair" bill that contained his collective bargaining assault, to a string of proven statements rated "false" to the the quick collapse of the first Walker budget - - reminiscent of earlier fake budgets with built-in land mines that he oversaw while Milwaukee County Executive - - means he's always going to be in the shop.
Voters do not have to accept lemon leaders; the Walker recall effort will show they won't.