Wisconsin paper wants to recall Walker for a gov like ChafeeJanuary 23rd, 2012 at 6:00 am by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes
The Capital Times editorializes in favor of the effort to remove Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after last year’s huge fight there over public-sector unionization:
When Walker attacked collective bargaining rights, he assaulted a basic premise of free society and adopted the stance of a totalitarian. …
So, of course, we support the recall and removal of Walker.
We take this stand as a progressive newspaper that began as a supporter of Republicans, now frequently backs Democrats but has also found reason to endorse Libertarians, Greens and independents. …
We hope that his replacement will be a progressive who is committed to the highest ideals of Wisconsin. But we do not presume that the replacement must, or even should, be a Democrat.
Some of the finest reform governors in recent years have been independents. The current Rhode Island governor is independent Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican U.S. senator who was elected with the support of key unions and many progressives.
You’ve got to wonder whether Wisconsin’s public-sector unions would agree, though, now that Chafee has signed last year’s pension overhaul into law.