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  •  About the likelihood of indictment-- (2+ / 0-)
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    KayCeSF, lostinamerica

    I am so cynical right now that I will believe Walker gets indicted when I see it and not before.  I hope it happens---but there are no guarantees.

    One other quick comment re:  36% of union households voting for Walker---remember that the police and firefighter unions were exempted from Walker's ACT 10 which crippled public employee unions.  I know that within the WI State Patrol, which is under the leadership of the Fitzgerald brothers' dad (thanks to Walker putting him in that slot) that they're likely to be VERY Walker friendly and they're spread all over the state.  In addition, some of the trade unions (electricians, carpenters for example) are not always public union friendly.  They see white-collar union workers as not working as hard as they do and not deserving of the benefits they have.  It depends some times on geographical area and also upon individual members as to whether they're friendly towards other unions and the same holds true for police and fire unions.  The location and just the general make-up of a group can influence how friendly or not they'll be towards other unions.  

    Thanks a lot for your questions and your interest, KayCe.  

    We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. Louis D. Brandeis

    by 3goldens on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 07:52:50 PM PDT

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    •  wow. I forgot about Walker's tie to (2+ / 0-)
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      3goldens, lostinamerica

      the Fitzgerald brother's dad who runs the WI State Patrol!  Gawd it's tough to know the police are lead by that man.

      Well, you have explained a lot to me.  I'm in NM and have tried to stay up with all the ins and outs of this.  I fell short about the unions splitting.  So thanks!

      We keep our fingers crossed about the indictment.  Nothing surprises me though when it involves a Republican, so if he skinnies out of it, I won't be surprised.  I love Schuster, but I take his remarks with a grain of salt until something more tangible evidences that he will be indicted.  The anonymous he-said, she-said always bothers me.

      I would rather spend my life searching for truth than live a single day within the comfort of a lie. ~ John Victor Ramses

      by KayCeSF on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 08:02:06 PM PDT

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