Pants Ablaze

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Says He Wasn’t Trying to ‘Trick’ Democrats

So he wasn’t trying to trick them into coming back? I guess everyone else can see flames emanating from his pants but him.

*ahem* Scotty. You were on tape.

I would be willing to sit down and talk to him, the assembly Democrat leader, plus the other two Republican leaders—talk, not negotiate and listen to what they have to say if they will in turn—but I’ll only do it if all 14 of them will come back and sit down in the state assembly…legally, we believe, once they’ve gone into session, they don’t physically have to be there. If they’re actually in session for that day, and they take a recess, the 19 Senate Republicans could then go into action and they’d have quorum…so we’re double checking that. If you heard I was going to talk to them that’s the only reason why. We’d only do it if they came back to the capital with all 14 of them…

The prank phone call only proved what most of us already knew.

The latest news is that the state troopers went to the homes of the Wisconsin 14 since there have been “sightings” – returning to get clothes, etc. No luck. Stay on the IL side, Senators. Your family can get the clothes to you. Stay close, and maybe move around a bit to different locations within IL. Man, this is like a spy movie.

Anyway, Walker said that he’s not going to let one prank phone call to be a distraction…from his pants on fire?

Silly Governor, tricks are for kids and impeached Presidents.

6 responses to “Pants Ablaze

  • Don in Mass

    Walker is your typical bully, who thinks he can get away with all the crap he says and does. I read this morning that there is already recall movement in Wisconsin, and if its true, it cannot come soon enough. Also, he pulled off some dumb stuff when he was head of the Milwaukee County committee, in which he cost them a lot of money, and also killed the Light Rail money that was stimulus money, for a rail line to go from Milwaukee to Madison. The guys a joke, and a Koch Bros., puppet.

    • SpinnyLiberal

      Wow, I didn’t know about the recall. More negative stuff about him and this bill is coming out daily. And good God! He is one long-winded SOB. That’s the only reason why I think the caller got away with it. He wouldn’t even let “Koch” talk all that much. 🙂

  • Kendrick Macdowell

    Spinny, whatever the emotional perceptions of “war” that seem frightfully common in this political conflict, it seems basic that legislators need to show up and do their jobs. At least four Wisconsin newspapers, including liberal ones, have editorialized against the 14 Democratic senators. On February 19, the Oshkosh Northwestern stated, “It shouldn’t be too much to ask political leaders from both parties to learn from the lessons of the past. Get back to the Capitol and debate the bill under a more reasonable timeframe than a freight train barreling down the tracks.” On February 21, the Wisconsin State Journal stated, “The Senate Democrats who fled Wisconsin for Illinois last week need to do the jobs they were elected to do at the state Capitol in Madison. Running away from their problems won’t solve them.” On February 23, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel stated, “the Democrats should end their strike and get back to work. They’ve made their point.” And today, the Greenbay Press-Gazette called for the “political gamesmanship to stop, “and for “the state Democratic senators to come home and face the music.”

    As a Republican, I guess I’d hope the Democratic senators hold out as long as possible, because that helps public perceptions of the governor. But I’d actually like to see a resolution based upon the will of the people — and then let that resolution have whatever political consequence in Wisconsin it fairly has. Maybe public unions gain more sympathy, maybe not. Maybe the budget crisis gets abated, maybe not. But the petulant refusal of Wisconsin senators to show up in Wisconsin only thwarts any insight into what might work in Wisconsin.

    • SpinnyLiberal

      “Get back to the Capitol and debate the bill under a more reasonable timeframe than a freight train barreling down the tracks.”

      But that’s not going to happen. The minute the 14 come back and Congress is in session, the quorum will happen. I know, I know. That’s the process.

      I want them to stay on the lam. Based on the comments from the area newspapers, I’m sure you’re right that the longer they stay, the better it looks for Governor Walker. Ah who knows? I just get emotional about the issue.

      Jon Stewart clip time. 😉

  • Snoring Dog Studio

    This kind of thing is where we’ve come to now in the circus that is 21st century U.S. politics. What concerns me more than anything is that this kind of theater appears to be the only thing a minority group or the group not in power has left to use to be heard. Animosities and antipathies, a sense of powerlessness, are driving intelligent people to turn to behavior that may seem unproductive to most. Frankly, I feel that way — living in a very crimson state, being a state employee who has absolutely no voice. We simply sit and take the abuse heaped upon us. Yes, I vote, and that is a futile exercise here in Idaho.

    • SpinnyLiberal

      Exactly! If it’s not quorum avoidance, it’s filibustering, protesting, holding rallies. It’s tiring.

      living in a very crimson state
      I always wondered about that. Would liberals like myself be eaten alive? Haha. Being a lonely blue ball in a red sea doesn’t sound so appealing. 🙂

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