It looks like the public outrage over the Republicans attack on teachers, unions and health care is having an effect on our new legislative bullies.
Here’s the audio from Greta Van Susterin’s interview with Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, who got grilled for not just passing the budget repair bill over again, and let the courts do what courts do. Not only did he say he didn’t think he had the votes, but feared the return of…horror of horrors…the public protests.
Greta: “But you got your bill, you got your law. Let the governor sign it, and the secretary of state publish it and your done?
Fitzgerald: Greta, you know that the legislature is always very tentative, and you may have the votes on one day and then you don't on the next. There are so many different factors that out there in trying to bring this together
As UppityWisconsin pointed out, the transcript was changed by Fox News to help the two Scott's, Walker and Fitzgerald, to maintain the appearance of having confidence in the final court battle. Instead of "you may have the votes on one day and then you don't on the next," the passage of time had an odd "skip" effect in Fitzgerald's statement:
Fitzgerald: You know the legislature is always very tentative. (SKIP) There are so many different factors that out there in trying to bring this together.
But Fitzgerald really doesn’t want to be inconvenienced by protesting mob that would show up at the Capitol.
Fitzgerald: “We know the protesters would come back immediately if we said or announced we would run this bill through again.”
Accountability to the people is so damn messy for the authoritarian one party rulers.