I leave town for an overnight, and when I get back I discover that the governor of Wisconsin got a prank call.
So, I was not surprised by much of what I heard during that conversation. And I am more than confident that absolutely nothing that Walker said will change the minds of his supporters. Instead, I believe that their support only will increase as a result of this, because they will not get beyond the fact that Walker got played by a "liberal." Naturally, that is enough to cut off a discussion of what actually was said.
Meanwhile, the fact that the breaking of the public sector unions is more important than the actual fiscal issues surrounding the Wisconsin budget (remember that the unions have offered to accept the financial part of the GOP's proposed bill) is beyond clear. So, can we now stop talking about the fiscal angle on this story, because it no longer applies. I suggest that the stories now shift to how we have reached the point where those on the right (and the Harold Ford, Jr.s of the center/left) are more than happy to lay blame for the aftermath of the '08 crash at the feet of any group, except those on Wall Street who actually fucked it up and will get away with it totally.