We need a mom and I'm anxious to be that mom and bring us back together.Thus spoke former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, at a debate amongst Democrats hoping to oppose Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the recall election upcoming.
This was in a post at the Althouse blog, which is following this Wisconsin recall process. The post is here.
Is that what we need, a mom? Given that next weekend is Mother's Day, maybe it is a good move. For sure, Ms Falk needs something to counter Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who narrowly lost to Scott Walker in the regular election.
Frankly, the only thing Governor Walker has going for him is savings to the taxpayers.
The Governor's office has estimated that altogether the reforms have saved Badger State taxpayers more than $1 billion, including $65 million in changes in health-care plans, and some $543 million in local savings documented by media reports. According to the Wisconsin-based MacIver Institute, Mayor Barrett's city of Milwaukee saved $19 million on health-care costs as a direct result of Mr. Walker's reforms. Awkward turtle.Awkward Turtle? Professor Althouse points us here. I still don't get it. It isn't like clenching your left fist and moving it horizontally left and right and then tapping your helmut and nodding briskly. I KNOW what that means.
Regards — Cliff