Governor Walker started the whole Wisconsin union busting spectacle by saying that he’s ready to call out the National Guard, and his call with “David Koch” indicated that he’d considered planting agitators in the crowd, and that he has a baseball bat at the ready in his office.
This morning, his Republican colleagues in the State Assembly passed his bill in a 1 AM vote that was so short that 28 members present weren’t even able to register their vote.
That last action is consistent with the mentality Walker has demonstrated since the start of this showdown. I’m sure there are plenty of Republicans in the Assembly and Senate who are getting somewhat uncomfortable with his bully boy showboating antics, and who can imagine what it would be like to be in the minority with the tables turned. I wonder when they’ll fold.