Monday, June 6, 2011

Journal Sentinel CSI: Budget Repair Bill

The Sunday Journal wrote an excellent forensic piece on the Budget Repair fiasco that propelled Scott Walker in to a national name...and not in a good way.

Since the Walker Administration mostly declined to comment for the story, there are holes in the story that the Siren would definitely love to know...

Like when Senate President Ellis told Walker the collective bargaining clause was "going to cause a firestorm" was the photo on the left even a remote possibility in their minds.

As a portrait of hubris, it doesn't get much better than this. Fascinating how many Republicans were initially wary and then worn down in the effort to ram the bill through. However it all eventually plays out is the stuff for the history books, but Colin Powell's Pottery Barn rule is in full effect...they broke it and now they own it.