Four years ago, when Scott Walker was elected for the first time, the Siren came to ferry Wisconsin progressives through the rough waters of GOP domination. 1,445 posts later, the Siren's job is complete.
We would have preferred to have bid you all a fond farewell with Mary Burke as our next Governor, but that result has eluded us. Whether fairly or unfairly, the world has gone mad. There is no doubt.
When a college drop-out with 6 friends and staff members found guilty of corruption wins against a Harvard graduate from a proud Wisconsin family with global name recognition - there is simply no amount of snark or cleverness to make sense of this reality.
No photoshop magic can make it palatable or amusing.
It was always our intention to end this interlude at the conclusion of the election. This takes time and energy, and we want to focus on new things.
We have enjoyed making this journey with all of you. You have been game passengers. Please go out and make your state better when and where you can. We'll be watching you not far from the water's edge and wishing you well.