A month ago, I gave Scott Walker credit for his tone in approaching a potential recall election.
I'm taking it back.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday attacked the recall process currently underway to unseat him, calling it “unusual” for duplicates and obviously fake names to be allowed on petitions.
“The whole process is pretty unusual. We had one of the local affiliates here [reporting] about someone signing it, proudly saying they signed 80 different recall petitions,” Walker said on “Fox and Friends.” “As we see it, you should only be able to sign it once and only once, and it should be for a legal citizen.”
There's a very easy way to get duplicates and fakes disqualified. Your staff goes through the petitions, finds them, and challenges them. Funny - this process has worked in Wisconsin for decades, and avoids the highly uncomfortable position of making a governmental body the primary actor in potentially disenfranchising someone from the electoral process.
So now, instead of focusing on Wisconsin's outstanding job growth and improvements to the business climate, Walker's crying in his milk about how suddenly the recall process is unfair to him because the GAB doesn't want to do his homework for him. Grow up, Governor.
Oh... wait... you say all the changes Walker's made haven't done anything in terms of job creation or retention? Wisconsin lost HOW many jobs in November? Well, I guess I understand why he's complaining about process then. Never mind.