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Hooray Illinois, Boo Wisconsin

In a move that gives me no end of relief, Governor Quinn has abolished the death penalty in Illinois. I've always maintained that Quinn is kind of a tool, but today, Quinn is my tool. The happiest I have ever been with a Republican politician was when Governor Ryan put a moratorium on the death penalty in Illinois a few weeks after I moved to Chicago. Blagojevitch maintained the moratorium, and Quinn has made it permanent. Illinois is now no longer a death penalty state, and I am proud of him.

On the other hand, Scott Walker and his 18 thugs managed to sneak in some union-busting today. For shame! Do I have to go back up there and whap some politicians? I suspect Scott Walker's days as governor are limited. Even the people who voted for him are probably pretty steamed about this. I'd hope they are.

Three cheers for Illinois! Boo hiss to Wisconsin!

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berzerker_prime
Mar. 10th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
You would be correct about your assumption that the people who voted for Walker a (pardon the pun) cheesed. Poll after poll after poll, from liberal, conservative, and moderate pollsters across the board, are saying that the majority of Wisconsinites do not what the repeal of collective bargaining for state workers.

The ensuing recall elections are going to hurt the Wisconsin GOP a lot more than the Wisconsin Dems, that's for sure.
frenchpony
Mar. 10th, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
Ooo, the recall elections are going to be epic, aren't they?
meggins
Mar. 11th, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)
I suspect Scott Walker's days as governor are limited.

One fervently hopes! I'm still not sure I know exactly what they did, but I was pissed off to hear of the manoeuvres going on. Seems like "we can't win by following the rules so we'll just make up our own rules."

Arrrrgh!
frenchpony
Mar. 11th, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)
Even his own party is mad at him. And he's just laid his hand on the table and revealed that it was, in fact, all about union-busting. Apparently, in Wisconsin, they only need a Senate quorum to vote on bills involving money, so they split off the collective-bargaining bit into its own slapdash mini-bill and voted on that bit real quick. It was never about the money. And Wisconsin will sink further into the hole, and the recalls will be EPIC.
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