Scott Walker survived the recall election. I kept an eye on all the news sites as it the results rolled in after the 8PM poll close and Walker hit the ground running. He was leading with a wide margin when CNN projected him the winner with just 20% of the precincts reporting. Pretty soon all the other news sites followed suit but I kept an eye on the tally as Barrett slowly closed the gap but in the end it wasn’t enough. Chalk up a win for the job creators and a loss for the job havers and job wanters.
Now I could bitch and moan about how Barrett’s campaign was set up to fail and Walker played dirty pool his entire campaign but that would just be sour grapes. I could point out how Walker’s campaign spent literally over 7 times the money that Barrett’s spent with 66% of Walker’s money coming in from out of state *cough*kochbrothers*cough*-
but that would just be sore losing. I could talk about how CBS reported voter suppression efforts that solely favored Walker but that would just be my wounded liberal pride talking.
I could say that even though he won he could possibly face indictment on criminal corruption charges but that would just be me licking my wounds and ignoring the fact that the voters have spoken.
So I’m not going to say any of that stuff. I’m not bitter. I’ll just sit back and be content that I live in Minnesota.