In what can only be seen as a devastating blow to the Wisconsin recall’s effort to remove Governor Scott Walker from office, the leading newspaper of the state has published an endorsement stating the controversial Republican should keep his job.
“Even if you disagree with Walker’s policies, does that justify cutting short his term as governor? And if so, where does such logic lead? To more recall elections? More turmoil?” asks the editorial board. “It’s time to end the bickering and get back to the business of the state. We’ve had our differences with the governor, but he deserves a chance to complete his term. We recommended him in 2010. We see no reason to change that recommendation. We urge voters to support Walker in the June 5 recall election.”
The main reasoning behind the endorsement appears to be a fear that once one recall happens, if it is successful, no politician would ever be safe to do a full term again. And for the JS, who makes excuses for the Governor for everything from failure to create jobs to being “overzealous” at trying to break unions, it’s nothing worth kicking him out of office over. “[W]hile we think Act 10 – the law that clipped the wings of most public-employee unions in the state – was an overreach of political power, we understand and supported the need to rein in the state’s labor costs.”
The recall election is June 5th.
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