So, it is finally over. Two and half million people voted and governor, Scott Walker becomes the first governor to survive a recall. Fifty-three percent of the vote goes to Walker. Walker raised over 30 million dollars to win. Barrett only raised 4 million. You know what? How many programs could have been saved with 34 million dollars? It is ridiculous. Don’t raise my taxes, but I will give you $500,000 so that you can win a campaign. The world has gone crazy.
Do you realize that you can’t win a major political office without money? Also, why does no one have a problem with the inherent conflict of interest? Governor Scott Walker received over $500,000 from Diane Hendricks of Beloit, Wisconsin. Are you telling me that he is not obliged to keep her happy? At least a little? I am not blaming Walker for this, I am blaming the system. I want to be President of the United States, and I think I would make a damn good one, but I can’t. I do not have the money, nor the connections to money to make it happen.
I am glad the recall is over. As I wrote in a previous blog, I was against the recall. We are still a divided state, heck a divided country, but I think there needs to be more stringent guidelines for recalls beyond disagreement. Besides, I am not convinced that Tom Barrett would have done a better job. There, I said it.
PS – I did vote, but not for whom you might think.
A couple of days ago, my five-year-old son and my wife were admiring their respective uvulas. As a matter of fact, they called me over to ask what that “punching bag” at the back of the mouth was called. I told them it was their uvula. I am hoping that my son will refer to this object using the correct term, rather than “the penis hanging down from inside mommy’s mouth”. True story. And I have no more to say on the matter. I’m just sayin’ …