October 13, 2011
Even in Minnesota
Drove to St. Paul yesterday to speak to academics and government employees. Topic: What is going on in Wisconsin?! Some have started research on Walker, others are persuaded that Wisconsin voters knew what they were getting when Walker was elected. If we are not careful, Walker and the Fitzenjammer family could become folk heroes for the Tea Party folks. I did my best to let them know that Walker never ran on the program he has implemented. While a drive to St. Paul takes a lot of time, it is worth it to inform people that the program implemented was developed by the Koch brothers not Walker. I think it was worth the effort.
Some in the audience of 80 or so had attended Fighting Bob Fest. I enjoyed discussing the issues and the Fest with the Minnesotans after the presentation. I was on a panel with two economists who speak a different language than non-economists.
One member of the audience said his parents live in Wisconsin and he is worried about their mental health. "Walker is driving them nuts," he said.
Let us hear from you on the Walker recall.
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I'm sorry, but any state that gives us Tim Pawlenty as a governor and sends a Michelle Bachmann to Congress should really just sit down and shut up.
-Griebnotz Doerkpfester | (Glad) I Escaped, WI. | October 13, 2011
I think the most amazing and unsettling thing about the whole Scott Walker fiasco is how the fake phone call from David Koch got so quickly and summarily swept under the rug and forgotten. For crying out loud people - if it can't be proven in a court of law that Walker broke several laws, it should at least be apparent to all of Wisconsin, whose interests the bumbling fool serves. This stuff is on tape! We need to keep hammering on that day and incident until we get the attention of someone who can act on it.
-Charles Kuehn | Fall Creek WI | October 13, 2011
I couldn't agree more with Charles Kuehn. And according to Lisa Graves, Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, Walker may well have committed a crime during that telephone conversation.
I think we should start sending emails and making telephone calls to the US Attorney who would have jurisdiction and ask for an investigation.
Ed, who would that attorney be and how do we get in touch with her/him?
-Steve Carlson | Trego, WI. | October 13, 2011
How about it Ed? Who might be the US attorney whom we should start hammering for an investigation of Walker's possible criminal misdoing in the Koch prank?
-Charles Kuehn | Fall Creek WI | October 19, 2011