Being a civil servant is one of the best jobs for a lifetime of security and relative ease and comfort. The perks are good. The hours are steady, and a being could spend the day moving the same set of papers from one pile to another and still get paid. It is employment nirvana.
Then there are those so-called civil public servants and politicos who are just bucking for a firing, though they might not know it at first. It may be part of their subconscious id, ego or superego, but they it is somewhere in there. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker falls into that group.
The man is either sleepwalking his way through life, accidentally drank Koch family chemicals, or had a near-drowning experience while fishing in one of Wisconsin's lakes and was deprived of oxygen. Barring that, he never did play well with others and always a little near to begin with.
I can just see his kindergarten teacher's comments on his report card: "Please talk to Scottie about sharing and not copping the kids' crayons then charging them to use them."
Some things just never change.
First as a groupie of the Koch brothers, he tried to take away teacher's bargaining collective bargaining rights. This did not go down well with them, and there were a lot of protests at the capitol building. Talks of a recall soon loomed on the horizon.
But if that wasn't enough, Cruello de Ville signed a bill that makes it legal for women to earn as much as men. (Hello, 1950's), one that repeals workers from collecting damages in employment discrimination cases (Hello, Stone Age) one requiring that abstinence be taught as the sure-fire method for birth control. (Has he ever met a teenager?) and one that advances the date when a woman may get an abortion in that fair state.
While I've always been pro abortion, working with the public has made me all the more so. Is it any wonder, then, that over 100,000 people have signed a recall measure when only 50,00 signatures are needed?
One reporter said that he may be the GOP's choice of veep running mate. Heaven help us. It would be the end of the Republican party as we know it even if they've been morphing for quite a while.
You have to wonder what a man like this is thinking, but to cop a quote from Edith Bunker in "All in the Family," "not much."
Does this guy know he may soon be out of a job? Does he know that his successor can repeal it? Does the world turn? Does he live in a glass bubble? Or is he just moll placed there to ensure that Obama keeps his lead.