Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Next Up: Protecting And Winning A Wisconsin Election

The recall signature collectors and groups have done their jobs, as I am sure we will learn later today.

Now the task is fending off GOP efforts to stall or poison the signature verification process, or the recall election itself.

Remembering that Eagle Scout Walker himself - - as the Governor who'd taken an oath to uphold the laws and Constitition - - is on tape saying he'd discussed, with people he has never been forced to name, the planting of provocateurs in crowds of protesters peacefully gathering at the State Capitol over the "bomb" he dropped on collective bargaining.

From the transcript of the call with Ian Murphy, the fake David Koch, Walker says he dismissed the idea for political reasons, not moral or legal concerns:

Murphy: But, uh, what we were thinking about the crowds was, uh, was planting some troublemakers.

Walker: You know, the, well, the only problem with that — because we thought about that...

My only fear would be is if there was a ruckus caused is that that would scare the public into thinking maybe the governor has gotta settle to avoid all these problems.


Paul Trotter said...

The Eagle Scout had guilt and defeat in his eyes, posture and voice while he read his MLK proclamation. He read it without the bravdo sociopathic tone he had in previous speeches. It was of the few times he faced his critics when he was not the main event. This had to be a strange feeling out of his comfort range of giving speeches while raising cash to defend his polarizing and damaging policies.

The shame proclaimed upon the failure was very appropriate. MLK would be proud.

Anonymous said...

Oh boo-freakin' hoo. Everyone knows it's perfectly okay to wag the dog and jerk the populace if you're a foot soldier for JEEBUS.

Anonymous said...

paul- i'm reminded of a classic moment on the Tonite show when Johnny had dean martin, sinatra,bob hope and george gobel. the first three were wild and perhaps inebriated. Gobel, who derived his humor from being restrained, finally said, "did you ever get the feeling the world's a tuxedo and you're a pair of brown shoes?" that may describe walker at this event.

Anonymous said...

Governor Walker on Rush Limbaugh today:


"I'm a firm believer in the truth," Walker says.