The Kloppenburg Referendum

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court is an embarrassment. But the clouds began to clear away this morning. The sun is peeking through. Today JoAnne Kloppenburg won the seat of the court’s angry conservative, David Prosser. The sexist Prosser is best known for calling his boss, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, a “total bitch,” and threatening to “destroy her.”

Prosser’s attempt to buy his seat failed this week, although he’s quoted as saying that he’s putting a legal team together to explore “unrecognized opportunities to gain a victory.” The corporate court, known for the recent expensive wins of conservatives Annette Ziegler and Mike Gableman exercising their clients’ right to convert money to corporate free speech, may have lost one of its own today. Almost a million and a half Wisconsin voters turned out yesterday to vote in what could only be called a referendum on the roughshod governance of Scott Walker and his Republican cronies. JoAnne Kloppenburg and the State of Wisconsin won. Walker and the Fitzgerald family and their toady Supreme Court Justice David Prosser lost. Let’s hope they don’t jam a rigged recount down our throats!

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  1. Don Harvey
    Posted April 7, 2011 at 7:09 | Permalink

    To date Scott Walker’s biggest accomplishement is not the budget bill. It is the reshaping of Wisconsin’s highest court! No one else could have done it. “…and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

  2. bettyjo
    Posted April 7, 2011 at 10:28 | Permalink

    Go Badgers!
    I was SO happy to hear about Prosser’s loss, AND that Dem who won the Milwaukee election. You go guys.