This is a pretty big indictment of big government, big labor, and even of current political spending policy. It shouldn't have gone to a recall anyway. Recall should be saved for misconduct, not political irritability. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/us/politics/walker-survives-wisconsin-recall-effort.html WAUKESHA, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker, whose decision to cut collective bargaining rights for most public workers set off a firestorm in a state usually known for its political civility, held on to his job on Tuesday, becoming the first governor in the country to survive a recall election and dealing a painful blow to Democrats and labor unions. Mr. Walker soundly defeated Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, the Democrats’ nominee in the recall attempt, with most precincts across the state reporting results. The victory by Mr. Walker, a Republican who was forced into an election to save his job less than two years into his first term, ensures that Republicans largely retain control of this state’s capital, and his fast-rising political profile is likely to soar still higher among conservatives. Yeah, he's pretty much a rock star at this particular point. Thanks Dems, you made a stink and you came out of it... well... stinking.