So does this mean Secretary of State Doug La Follette is the de facto leader of the Democratic Party in Wisconsin?
Let’s see: Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker – gone. Senator Judy Robson – retired. Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan – defeated but still available, ladies. State Representative Tom Nelson – gone.
One can almost picture each of the Democratic caucuses looking like the scene in the Sopranos when they picked Junior Soprano to be the boss because nobody else wanted the negative attention from the Feds.
Update! The Democrats tabbed Dane County liberal Mark Miller to lead them in the State Senate. Miller was behind the law that requires recycling of electronics and puts that responsibility on manufacturers, as if Wisconsin can’t punish manufacturing enough in this state.
Miller was also a backer of Wisconsin’s Climate Change Bill that Democrats attempted to masquerade as a “jobs” bill last year even though it would raise energy prices in this state and end up destroying jobs.
Miller was also a backer of “Healthy Wisconsin,” a plan to provide universal health care but it would have dealt a crushing blow to Wisconsin’s economy with over $15 billion in new taxes.
In the immortal words of John Sacrimoni, “You wanna commit suicide, pills are a lot easier.”