Dear Gov. Walker,
Ever since the recall election, the media has worked to paint a curious portrait of you as some kind of “moderate,” stressing always your someday-hopes of a bid at the presidency — assuming all that John Doe stuff goes away. Just this week, USA Today even found a UW-La Crosse professor to say that you’ve “been moving toward the middle and sounding more conciliatory.”
On the eve of your budget address, I’m writing to say we can see right through these phony new clothes. It doesn’t take X-ray vision to see that the changes you’re proposing in your second biennial budget are even more radical than the union-busting, protest-warranting, recall-inducing, school-defunding, health care-gutting, job-crushing measures of 2011. You’re just getting better at disguising them.