Mitch Berg, Shot in the Dark
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Lewis Medlock, Deliverance
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Zee, Road Sassy
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"...whew, wow, yowsa and yikes!" Jan Karlsbjerg
"Malignant." Tim Dailey
Fleetwood Mac snob." Mitch Berg, Shot in the Dark
TODAY'S MUST-READS: First, Is It Time to be Afraid of Scott Walker? from The American Prospect. Pull quote:
...Walker isn't exactly brimming with charisma. With prior GOP nominees, even the ones who lost, you could understand why they might have some plausible appeal to the general electorate. Mitt Romney was a handsome, can-do business leader with a record of working with the other party. John McCain was a mavericky maverick [and war hero--ed.]. George W. Bush was a good-natured fella who wanted to be "compassionate." But Walker? He's all hard edges and ideological search-and-destroy missions, leaving bitterness and anger in his wake even when he wins.
Then there's Walker won't have his panting lap-dog voters if he runs for president, from Democurmudgeon. Excerpt:
He could conceivably stay in power for a long time too, because performance in office isn't an issue... But Walker has a problem running for president. He won't have that loyal and breathlessly dedicated voter base to cling to. He'll have to stand on stage with the other presidential contenders raising his hand for yes or no questions about global warming, gay marriage, contraception, the minimum wage, cutting Social Security and Medicare. He won't be able to play the victim of his party's relentless focus on abortion, voter suppression and education reform.
Our state newspapers' comment sections are now awash with the insane raving of Walker's SS-like followers, threatening "Madison libruls" (their spelling), Democrats, minorities, and everyone else who didn't support their sociopathic leader that now the real fun is going to begin. This time the fire!
Since Walker is the very definition of a coward, I can't say that I'm too concerned about their threats because his followers are cowards too. That's why they feel the need to ramrod their laws through in the dead of night and suppress the vote, among other things.
But. Hey, Walkerites? No more walking away from your messes. You bought it. Now you own it.
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