"I need one of those new ID's," said Bucky to a worker at the door of Bucky's hometown DMV office in Luck, WI. "Big election coming up. I hear you can help me track down my paperwork."
Bucky was an older Wisconsinite and had voted for decades. But now he needed an ID and couldn't find his birth certificate and some other records.
"You're out of luck," said the worker. "I'm just the custodian. "Like the DMV offices in most counties, this is just a part-time operation, a day or two a week, maybe less."
"Well, I could head down to my sister's place in Ft. Atkinson," Bucky said. "But I don't have a driver's license. See what I mean?"
"Actually, that office is only open two days a month," said the custodian. "And don't go to Wittenberg. That office won't open up before the election."
"But Joel Kleefisch is touting the whole arrangement," Bucky said. "Called it a "collaborative initiative'" with the rest of state government."
The custodian shrugged his shoulders.
"And those judges in Chicago who thought it all over for few minutes last week and gave it their blessing," Bucky continued. "Who the hell's in charge here?"
"Hard to know what these people are thinking," said the custodian. "The election is in seven weeks. They're digging themselves a pretty big hole."