Meanwhile, back in Wisconsin…things just keep getting crazier. Now we have the bizarre story of Carlos Lam, a deputy prosecutor for Johnson County, Indiana, who e-mailed Governor Walker to advise setting up a “false flag” operation. This would have been a staged “attempted assassination” of the governor in order to erode public support for the unions.
As Josh Marshall notes, it’s interesting that the prosecutor offering this helpful suggestion cites his 18 years’ experience in Republican politics as a bona fide for giving such advice.
And now an appeals panel has sent the recently-signed collective bargaining law to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
From where I sit, it looks as if the governor’s Excellent Union-Busting Adventure is going to prove very, very costly to the GOP, and the effect will linger well into 2012. Do we have any refugees on the ground out there who can give us a clearer picture of the current mood in Wisconsin and neighboring states?
- He must be student of history…. (tagg-lines.com)
- On the Lam: Indiana Prosecutor Resigns After Suggesting That Wisconsin Governor Fake Attack To Frame Unions (jonathanturley.org)
- Indiana Prosecutor Resigns After Suggesting Fake Assault On Gov. Walker To Disredit Unions (businessinsider.com)
- Prosecutor Suggested Fake Attack on Wis. Governor (foxnews.com)
- Wisconsin Court Race Turns Into A Political Dogfight (npr.org)