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Poor Dan Kapanke--every time he opens his mouth another "WHOOPS!" pops out. The besieged and soon to be recalled Wisconsin State Senator shared his thoughts last week at Cedar Creek Golf Club in Onalaska:
In a secretly recorded talk to La Crosse County Republicans last week, Kapanke said he is hoping that all the public employees in his district "are sleeping" on Election Day.
"We’ve got tons of government workers in my district - tons. From La Crosse to Prairie du Chien and to Veroqua and to Ontario and to Hillsboro, you can go on and on and on. We have to overcome that. We gotta hope that they, kind of, are sleeping on July 12th - or whenever the (election) date is."
Here's a news flash for Kapanke--his district will NOT be napping on recall election day. Every day brings another outrageous power play by Walker and his legislative puppets, and Kapanke just keeps going along with Walker's agenda. And soon he will pay the price for his mindless loyalty.
Now the story does not mention who taped Dan's comments, so perhaps he thought this was off the record. I have noticed that most of these endangered Senators are spending a lot of time raising money at country clubs. It's much more pleasant when union agitators and other hippies can be barred from entering a "public" event!
One more thought from the loose-lipped incumbent:
"If they gain control of the Senate, it might be over for us. Because redistricting will play a role, as you know, and we lose that power."
Precisely, Dan. Your constituents are wide awake and ready to make it happen.
Originally posted to scribeboy on Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 12:15 PM PDT.