Viewpoint: Gunfight at the Capitol Corral
“Do not forsake me, oh, Wisconsin, on this our voting daaaaa-ay…”
“Black Jack Scotty come a ridin’ through the woods, singin’ so loud and strangely…”
“As I walked out in the streets of Wisconsin, as I walked out in Wisconsin one day, I happened to spy a mixed-up young cowboy, all wrapped in confusion, as wrong as wet hay…”
Can’t ya just see it? Scott Walker, six-guns at his side, bowed legs straddling the center of Randa Road, facing down the dreaded Voter Gang. Tension fills the air, pushing aside the fresh smell of honest elections and leaving only the stench of tyranny. “This is my state,” he says. “We do things my way here. I am the law.”
Burke voter challenges, “Nope, Marshal Walker, this is the People’s state.”
Walker draws, but wait, first he must obfuscate He takes 45 minutes of the time allotted for the Gunfight at the Capitol Corral to babble things about fictional ballot fraud, tax cuts that don’t exist for most folks, minimum wage not serving a purpose, not knowing about a secret email system in his office, a glass of Koch on ice…
The Voter Gang succumbs to a sense of “what the heck did he say?” and walks away. Someone mutters, “Let him Eagle his way out of the knots he just tied. Say, d’they sell tar and feathers down ‘t the general store?”
REAL LIFE: Oh, yeah, that was real life, sort of. People of Wisconsin, don’t back off. Get that man out of office. You deserve better government, someone who actually HAS character, not just IS one. Keep in mind: 700,000 secret dollars from the mining company; six convictions and an on-going investigation; that secret email system just 15 feet from his desk; over $600,000 from his criminal legal defense fund; violations of civil rights; harming public schools; the FAKE DAVID KOCH phone call (Boy, that was a gem); no respect for women’s rights; divide and conquer; Act 10 and the way it was born; keeping only 40 percent of his jobs promise…and a whole bunch more stuff. A whole bunch.
Let’s show some self respect. Let’s take our state back. Vote for Mary Burke Nov. 4.
Frederick Fisher, Rhinelander