Recall petition frenzy

It has certainly been an interesting 48 hours.

Originally I was going to take a name from the gubernatorial recall petition, show you how I googled it, found the signer’s Facebook page, and plop up a picture from her last birthday party.

I decided against it.

I’d picked that one because the signature looked young, and indeed she is, but it appears she’s 18, so it’s not a big deal. What’s very important to recognize is that I could do this from the comfort of my family room. Folks, lock down your privacy settings if you use Facebook. Really?

I’ve spent years putting together a public persona. I can promise you photos from last night’s book club gathering showing me tossing multiple empty wine bottles into a recycling bin won’t be something you can see. (Oh, wait…) You have a responsibility to yourself and to your family to use social media responsibly.

Also of growing interest is that mystery total. Heck, I’m just going to let someone tell me in a few days if we’re doing this recall or not. I must say, it’s a lot of fun to speculate.

For you in Senate district 21, the Van Wanggaard recall petition signers are available in alphabetical order. The link is to his website, and from there you’ll need to download a pdf file. I was able to determine I didn’t show up on that one in about three minutes. (Not that I expected to be there.)

The technology exists. This is an excellent use of it.

I have a feeling it could be another interesting day in Wisconsin.