February 25, 2011

Scott Walker is No Angel

His legislation proposes that government workers not be allowed collective bargaining on beneftis--but he exempts police and firefighters. In fact, such first responders have the biggest role in public safety. As such they should be more strongly disincentivized from striking than noncritical politics.

Okay, one says, but politics is the art of the possible.

But what about the proposed proposed no-bid sale of state-owned utilities (HT: Reason)?

Afaik Walker is doing more good than harm, but he isn't pure as driven snow.

February 17, 2011

On, Wisconsin!

The Democrats and government unions urgently to nip Walker's efforts in the bud because otherwise they will spread to other states--and then it will be possible to compare the economies of states in which government unions are curtailed and those in which they are dominant.

See here and here for summaries of Walker's proposals. I'll substitute better references when I find them.

February 11, 2011

Is Arianna Going Rogue?

Huffington : selling HuffPo :: Palin : resigning as governor.

February 2, 2011

Valerie Jarrett

Reportedly, she treated a general in dress uniform as a waiter. Per Instapundit, let's hope the story is an exaggeration.

Addendum 20110208. The incident has been smoothed over.