Apparently conservative blogger Cindy Kilkenny thinks a recall of Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette is in order because La Follette has, as she puts it, a “god complex.”
I’ve decided I want La Follette’s job.
Why not? I was a really good secretary back in my day. Plus, I don’t have this unbelievable I-am-god complex that makes me think every law in Wisconsin only becomes law because I Say So.
I’ll be honest….I don’t know precisely why Cindy Kilkenny thinks Doug La Follette has a god complex, but I’m assuming she’s upset because La Follette didn’t roll over and play dead for Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans who really really wanted to see their union-busting bill become law, regardless of whether they followed the law themselves.
However, while Cindy’s upset at Secretary of State La Follette, let’s just remember one thing:
Article IV, §17 ¶(2)
(2) No law shall be enacted except by bill. No law shall be in force until published.
So according to the Wisconsin constitution, “No law shall be in force until published,” and of course we all know the Secretary of State is the only person who can publish a law. Seeing as how Secretary of State La Follette is barred from publishing the law by a court order, I’m not really sure what Cindy Kilkenny expects, but maybe she’s wishing La Follette had just ignored the law like Republicans did.