Gov. Walker, it’s time to call that special session.

Last March the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported:

Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he would call a special legislative session if courts this spring do not uphold the state’s voter ID law…

A federal judge slapped down Wisconsin’s law at the end of April.

A month has passed and not only has the Governor not called the session, I haven’t seen a thing in the press about his promise to do so.

Here’s my advice: (I know, I know. Governor Walker cares so very much about my opinion!) Do it now. Someone has decided to sully your dazzling record by leaking reports to the Wall Street Journal about how you are going to sell out conservatives in our state by settling the John Doe. I don’t think you’d do that – it seems politically dangerous. But while you are waiting for the air to clear on the John Doe, Governor Walker, hop out there and make good on your promise to conservatives.

No one would doubt your conservative ideals if you follow through on voting integrity. However, if the rumors of your legal sellout persist, and if you fail to keep a promise so important to the conservatives in this state, well, it could get rough.

If you really wanted to make Wisconsin proud you’d set aside the obvious ambition you hold for the 2016 presidential race. I still argue Wisconsin – both liberals and conservatives – want a governor. If you won’t commit to the job, that 8 to 10 percent of the electorate who call themselves independents might simply choose someone else after recognizing you are not worth your word.

For the record, I’d be ok with a Democrat as Governor. The State Senate and Assembly are buttoned down for the next several years as Republican territory. Divided government means only the good stuff bubbles to the top.

Think of it this way: If we have a do nothing government now as lead by a Republican governor who won’t follow through, what difference would it make to have a Democrat at the helm?


  1. I’d rather have Walker as governor. If only to drive the white bread Grassroots Nutshore insane.

  2. anonymouse says:

    Has there been a single instance of voter ID fraud in any election in Wisconsin?


    But we need a law to prevent it from never not happening again.

  3. I’d like to see the left name one single person disenfranchised by voter ID.

    They cannot, because it doesn’t exist.

  4. stupid person says:

    Sorry Cindy, but that’s not a case of Voter ID fraud. He didn’t impersonate someone else.

    Isn’t that the basis for which you and others are in favor of a voter ID law, i.e., to prevent someone from voting as someone else?

  5. Dude plead guilty to felony voter fraud, yet you say there is no voter fraud. We can’t know if there’s ID voter fraud because IDs are not yet required.

  6. Ding ding ding! Here’s a case being prosecuted where the man used other people’s names to vote. (And yes, it appears he favors Republican candidates.)