Wisconsin Voters Weigh Recall

Wisconsin Voters Weigh Recall

There are 3 comments on the Wall Street Journal story from Jun 5, 2012, titled Wisconsin Voters Weigh Recall. In it, Wall Street Journal reports that:

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Dan USA

Grafton, WI

#1 Jun 5, 2012
$68,000,000 for this recall frill. And though we won't get our money back, the next best step is legislation to prevent such a foolish tragety.
Ted

Cedarburg, WI

#2 Jun 5, 2012
Yeah, no more thanks to a recall, we have Scott Walker......." In 2002, Scott Walker burst onto our political landscape portraying himself as a decent, concerned leader who was angry about the pension plan that was enacted by County leaders. Walker called for the recall of then-County Executive Tom Ament and said he would run for the position himself. He voraciously hammered Ament and other County leaders saying they weren’t looking out for the best interest of the citizens of the County and pointed out that, if elected, he would. Stirring up anger would be key to Walker’s success in his campaign to be the next Milwaukee County Exec, and he had the help of conservative talk radio show hosts who promoted Walker and demeaned anyone who opposed him.

Walker campaigned hard and promised that citizens would not, and should not, have to pay for the pension plan which had been enacted in 2000. Voters saw hope in this young man. He was young, well groomed, presentable, and affable. He seemed sincere and believable.

Until this time, most County leaders had seen Walker as the lunatic fringe of the right. A conservative Republican, no one ever imagined he would have a chance to win the heavily democratic Milwaukee County. His first race had been against Gwenn Moore for a seat in the State legislature. Although he lost that race, he caught the political bug and wanted more. After dropping out of college, he moved to Wauwatosa and won a State Assembly seat.

As a State Representative, Walker was known to be a press hound – faxing out press releases on any matter; state, federal or local. One reporter even laughed at a Walker press release condemning the million-man march on Washington.‘Who cares whether a white republican from the suburbs is opposed to a march for black unity’ the reporter confided. Despite Walker hinting that he may run against Jim Sensenbrenner for his congressional seat, most believed Walker would be resigned to live out his political career as the State Assembly Representative for Wauwatosa."
imaginaryfriend

Sterling Heights, MI

#3 Jun 5, 2012
Walker is a Kochsucker!

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