April 28, 2011

Effort to recall Wisconsin State Senator Mark Miller ends... in a somewhat strange way.

There's a local effort to collect signatures, which came up little short. Those signatures could have been merged with signatures collected by a Utah-based group, but the leader of the local effort is suspicious of the leader of the Utah group based on "troubling news articles and blog posts" that raise questions about "his integrity and values": "We’ve gone out of our way to run our campaign above board and with integrity. I don’t want to sully our reputation.”

That sounds like a good decision.  Meanwhile, the signatures have been filed for 8 recall campaigns — against 5 Republicans and 3 Democrats.

19 comments:

Franklin said...

4+3=7

John Lynch said...

This whole thing has raised my respect for the citizens of Wisconsin.

garage mahal said...

Make that 6 against Republicans, 3 against Democrats.

Alex said...

garage - not a single one will succeed against the Republicans. All 3 fleebaggers will be recalled. Ready to stick your head in an oven?

vbspurs said...

This whole thing has raised my respect for the citizens of Wisconsin.

That the leader of the recall against Miller was unwilling to merge signatures because he distrusted the Utah man's motives says a lot about the character of this Wisconsinite. He's not an opportunist, nor a rabble-rouser, like so many in his position.

I feel now like I did when I saw Ramona Kitzinger respond to questions about the 7000 votes: "those Wisconsin folks sure are honest".

(Then they got to her, but fair play to her at the moment)

Original Mike said...

Meh. If you didn't vote the first time, you shouldn't get a second chance. If you did vote the first time, your preference was already recorded.

themightypuck said...

A Utah based recall effort? Weird.

Original Mike said...

I'm sure Acorn would have done the same thing.

garage mahal said...

That the leader of the recall against Miller was unwilling to merge signatures because he distrusted the Utah man's motives says a lot about the character of this Wisconsinite.

Word is many of the paid out of state canvassers that turned in petitions on Democrats are bunk, I talked to someone that entered some of the data. Pages with all the same hand writing, signatures from out of state, -- and if there are bad sigs on one sheet, they can throw out the entire sheet.

I guess the Repub forms didn't have a printed name field, only hand written. Doesn't even seem possible. [I'm not 100% on the last part, the bar was loud and I had a few at the point].

AST said...

This whole thing has raised my respect for the citizens of Wisconsin.

Not mine. And elected official who flees the state as a political tactic doesn't deserve the trust of the public. I have nothing but contempt for people like these teachers unions who don't want accountability for themselves, but still want outrageous benefits.

hombre said...

He's not an opportunist, nor a rabble-rouser, like so many in his position.

Well, he's not a Democrat. It there anyone on the planet, including the resident Althouse trolls, who doubts that a Democrat similarly situated would have merged the petitions?

AlphaLiberal said...
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AlphaLiberal said...

Another out-of-stater for Walker! Those with good memories will remember the Walker/Republican talking point that those hundreds of thousands of people opposing Walker were from out of state. This guy's mistake was being a petty thief, as compared to one in a pinstripe suit.

Other out-of-state interests supporting FitzWalkerstan include the Kansas City-based Koch Industries who been active in support of union-busting in Wisconsin have funded aggressive astroturf bus tours, rallies, radio and TV ads (>$400,000 worth) and other PR by their front group "Americans for Prosperity."

Koch funded AFP to more than $5.6 million. David Koch also founded it. So it is, literally, an out of state, billionaire’s front group.

jeff said...

Koch industries is based in Kansas City? I will run down the street to their headquarters then and notify them they moved. I'm sure everything else you say is equally accurate.
Any $ figure for the out of state unions spent in Wisconsin? Probably not.

sarge said...

"And elected official who flees the state as a political tactic doesn't deserve the trust of the public."

sarge here now thrs a funny one non o these boys woulda been relectable if they didnt go on thar lamb one mans political tactic is another mans pay check

sarge don't think too many who voted fer the 14 is gona vote to recall em an not too many who voted against em in the 1st place feel any differnt about dems now unless its to vote for em after havin thar union busted

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

jeff,

Don't bother. AlphaLiberal likely hasn't even heard of Wichita. S/he can handle "Kansas City," because "Kansas" and "City" are familiar words.

wv: repromo. Oh, the fun I could have with that, were I not so tired.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

jeff,

FWIW, I spent two years in Leewood as a small child, although my parents sent me to a private school just over the MO border to get me out of kindergarten.

Issob Morocco said...

Hey Lefties, take note. That is how you do it, properly, to the community which is in dispute. You don't truck in outsiders or have them recall legislators. The people in a somewhat indirect way, have voted again.

The organizer for the recall I am sure will be working toward Nov. 2012 now. Which is how it should go. Elections are our active protest and revolution levers. Not shutting down government, fleeing responsibilities to your communities and abusing judicial restraint to affect an outcome that lost in the election.

I agree with Obama on one thing. Elections have consequences. We won the last and I think we will win the next by nearly as large a margin.

Libs, respect the people's decisions and learn to win in the arena of ideas. We would all win then.

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