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So, it is finally over.  Two and half million people voted and governor, Scott Walker becomes the first governor to survive a recall.  Fifty-three percent of the vote goes to Walker.  Walker raised over 30 million dollars to win.  Barrett only raised 4 million.  You know what?  How many programs could have been saved with 34 million dollars?  It is ridiculous.  Don’t raise my taxes, but I will give you $500,000 so that you can win a campaign.  The world has gone crazy.

Do you realize that you can’t win a major political office without money?  Also, why does no one have a problem with the inherent conflict of interest?  Governor Scott Walker received over $500,000 from Diane Hendricks of Beloit, Wisconsin.  Are you telling me that he is not obliged to keep her happy?  At least a little?  I am not blaming Walker for this, I am blaming the system.  I want to be President of the United States, and I think I would make a damn good one, but I can’t.  I do not have the money, nor the connections to money to make it happen.

I am glad the recall is over.  As I wrote in a previous blog, I was against the recall.  We are still a divided state, heck a divided country, but I think there needs to be more stringent guidelines for recalls beyond disagreement.  Besides, I am not convinced that Tom Barrett would have done a better job.  There, I said it.

PS – I did vote, but not for whom you might think.

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A couple of days ago, my five-year-old son and my wife were admiring their respective uvulas.  As a matter of fact, they called me over to ask what that “punching bag” at the back of the mouth was called.  I told them it was their uvula.  I am hoping that my son will refer to this object using the correct term, rather than “the penis hanging down from inside mommy’s mouth”.  True story.  And I have no more to say on the matter.  I’m just sayin’ …

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