State Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, said Tuesday he plans to leave the Democratic caucus and may become an independent....There are many paths to power. When one is cut off, another opens up.
Cullen, who was among the 14 Democratic senators who left the state during the historic protests at the Capitol in 2011 but had sought compromise with GOP governor Scott Walker on collective bargaining, said he was insulted by not being named chairman of any Senate committees after the Democrats regain control of that chamber.
Meade said: "They're all such sore losers!"
ADDED: This is being discussed over at the Isthmus forum (where Meade participates). I was interested in this remark by jjoyce:
Cullen has a right to be angry. He could have tubed the whole 14 thing easily. Some reports say he wanted to.Now, "the whole 14 thing" refers to the Great Fleebagging of 2011. But "tubed"? I had to look it up in the Urban Dictionary. "Tube" is a mean way to say "vagina." Interestingly, "tubed" means "fucked." (I think it's interesting because sex slang doesn't normally put the vagina in the aggressively active role.) So Cullen... he coulda been a fleebag fucker.