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  •  Is anyone else filing recall petitions against (4+ / 0-)
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    nytcek, FarWestGirl, IreGyre, skohayes

    Bolger? Why is it all falling on this one person? Is there a legal reason for that? Are there no other activists, perhaps with legal support, in Bolger's district?

    •  I got nuthin' (1+ / 0-)
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      yoduuuh do or do not

      I live about 90 minutes away.

      "Back off, man. I'm a scientist."
      -- Dr. Peter Venkman

      by Eclectablog on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 11:11:23 AM PDT

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      •  Part of his district (3+ / 0-)

        is in my county, but I'm not in it. I don't know anyone who thinks it is a good idea (and says so out loud, I mean) to recall Bolger. Do we think we have a chance of winning the recall election, even if we get enough signatures? Then do we have a candidate to run in the replacement election?

        I'm not criticizing the person who filed the recall. That is her right. But there is a way of building support for the effort this sort of thing will require, by going around to the various progressive groups in the area and pitching it, and getting commitments. When helpcomputer asks above, "Why is this all falling on one person", well, that is the path she chose.

        I've found out by experience when I make a comment like this here, I need to add disclaimers to avoid being (intentionally?) misunderstood. In no way am I criticizing the filer, or justifying or excusing the abuse of the judicial system being carried in this situation by the Speaker and his allies. He should let the chips fall where they may. And, I sincerely hope that some public-spirited attorney will come forward to help.

        /disclaimers -- all I am pointing out is that as far as I am aware, this started as an individual, not a group effort. That's why it is falling on one person.

        Mark E. Miller // Kalamazoo Township Trustee // MI 6th District Democratic Chair

        by memiller on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 11:59:17 AM PDT

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