To the Telegram:
I saw in the paper the other day that there was a rally to gather signatures for recalling Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar. I had to laugh, because the rally was held in Duluth.
Apparently, folks who want to recall Jauch believe their best source of signatures can be found in Minnesota. Minnesotans, of course, cannot validly sign a Wisconsin recall petition. Maybe Shirl LaBarre knows this, maybe she doesn’t.
It wouldn’t surprise me if she didn’t know this, however. Republicans these days seem awfully ignorant of reality in general.
Like Scott Walker spending jillions of dollars trying to convince us that his policies are “working”, even though Wisconsin leads the entire nation in job losses since he took over.
Or Mitt Romney trying to take credit in Michigan for the rebounding auto industry there after he famously wrote that Detroit should go “bankrupt” rather than receive the federal money that is now credited for making GM the world’s No. 1 car producer again.
And finally, the most insane Republicans want to gain political traction blaming Jauch, a Democrat, for the actions of the Republican-controlled assembly, senate, and Governor’s Office regarding the mine bill. LaBarre recently wrote of Jauch: “He had no intention of working with the governor or anyone across the aisle.”
Shirl, the governor didn’t need him!
Perhaps the craziest part of all this, is the most divisive, hyper-partisan legislative majority in history complaining the other side didn’t give them what they wanted.
Good luck with those Minnesota signatures Shirl.
Editor’s note: This letter was received late last week before the Jauch recall group announced plans to suspend efforts to recall the Poplar Democrat.