Let the counting began – I smell a recall in Wisconsin

United Wisconsin, a group formed for the recall election, turned in aproximately one million signatures today. No matter what side of the political spectrum you’re on, if you like democracy, you have to like the people power that we’re seeing in Wisconsin.

From the Wisconsin State Journal:

“The collection of more than 1 million signatures is a crystal-clear indication of how strong the appetite is to stop the damage and turmoil that Gov. Walker has caused Wisconsin,” said Ryan Lawler, United Wisconsin co-chairman. “In the dead of Wisconsin winter, an army of more than 30,000 Wisconsin-born and -bred volunteers took to the streets, the malls, the places of worship and dinner tables to take our state back.”

This would be the first statewide recall election in Wisconsin history, and only the third gubernatorial recall in U.S. history, if at least 540,208 signatures against Walker are found to be valid.

Walker was in New York City on Tuesday, attending a fundraiser hosted by Hank Greenberg, the former CEO of American International Group. Ciara Matthews, his campaign spokeswoman, said the governor was “completely booked for the day” and unavailable for comment. (more…)

What? The governor is unavailable for comment? How is that possible? This recall started months ago, yet somehow Governor Scott Walker is not even in the state when the signatures are turned in. I wonder if that’s the plan. 🙂 Coward.