The most difficult aspect of this whole recall mess is the absence of any effort to build Wisconsin's economy. It's hard to watch other states emerge from the recession faster than Wisconsin, creating new businesses, attracting venture capital, and building infrastructure, while we play politics. We will pay the price for this for a long time.
Of course Gov. Scott Walker set the tone on the day he was elected when he killed high-speed rail, telling entrepreneurs around the world not to bother considering Wisconsin unless you are satisfied with a 20th century transit system. Now the state has further sealed its fate by canceling a $166 million maintenance contract with a Spanish train manufacturer. Oh, that speaks well of our state. The company apparently plans to sue. Would that Wisconsin businesses looking for some economic leadership could do the same.