Everything you need to know about today's WI recall filing.

In general:

  1. Democratic Big Labor cronies are submitting recall petitions today to force a recall election of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. They claim to have enough to weather the inevitable challenges.
  2. This latest exercise in partisan petulance is scheduled to cost the state of Wisconsin 9 million dollars’ worth of taxpayer money, once you factor in all the state- and municipal-level Democratic temper tantrums. And here we thought that getting Democrats out of office would stop them from wasting productive people’s money.
  3. Governor Walker has already amassed a $5.1 million dollar war chest for this nonsense, and he can raise as much as he darn well pleases. There’s going to be a lot of money poured into these recall elections, by the way; money that the Democrats in particular are going to miss.
  4. The Democrats don’t have a clue who to run against Walker. (via @VickiMcKenna)

I don’t want to sound too dismissive of this situation, but Wisconsin Democrats spent a ridiculous amount of money last year to buy one, and rent one, state Senate seat. That does not mean that complacency is justified, but it does mean that I can point and laugh with a clear conscience. It’s good for morale to remember that these people talk a bigger game than they can actually play.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Scott Walker’s site. Because, as I said: no complacency.


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