State Senator Mary Lazich, who "represents" Wisconsin's 28th Senate District (Greendale, Franklin, New Berlin, Muskego, Greenfield ect.) in the state senate is pulling out every dirty trick she can think of to give the GOP every unfair advantage in the upcoming recalls.
Let's remind ourselves of who Senator Lazich is first:
She was the Senator who made us all laugh when Governor Walker fell for that crank phone call from who he thought was billionaire conservative David Koch. The phone call revealed that Walker "thought about it" when it came to bringing fake agitators into the Madison protests and that he kept a baseball bat in his office for union bashing. And how did Senator Lazich respond - by asking for an inquiry into who exactly "thought about" bringing in agitators? Nope . . . her response was to create a bill that made it a heavy crime to commit a crank phone call. Yes, she put the fear of God into the hearts of every Bart Simpson in Wisconsin.
Then recently Mary Lazich tried to lull us into thinking she was a good, church mousey-type lady by creating a bill that would teach abstinence-only "sex" education in Wisconsin and separate the boys from the girls while teaching about marriage and cooking and house-cleaning. You know, a sex ed class without any real sex in it. (it hasn't passed yet)
Senator Lazich Today:
Now Senator Lazich is attempting to show us her true colors. Last Friday she started to circulate a bill that would require those who circulate recall petitions to submit notarized affidavits. In other words, after a volunteer stands on a corner in December collecting signatures from people wishing to recall Governor Walker, they then have to get a notary public to witness them signing the bottom of each sheet and give their seal of approval.
There are three things wrong with this:
1) Petitions like these, and nomination papers used to have to be notarized until 1999 when the law changed - and Scott Walker, who was in the State Assemble, voted to change it.
2) At a charge of $3 per page at UPS it would cost at least $180,000 to notarize the 600,000 signatures required to force a recall election against Walker.
3) All of the elderly, disabled and people who live in the stix who were planning to print out the recall petition at home and mail it in would now have to find their way to a notary public and cough up their own money to express Their right to petition the government for redress of grievances.
And if that wasn't dirty enough for Senator Lazich, who apparently likes to do business with whips, chains and a gag - she is attempting to rig the recall process even more:
The Senator is trying to get quick passage of a bill that would implement newly drawn districts in the state Senate within two weeks, but keep old districts in tact in the assembly until November 2012. Why? Because implementing new districts in the assembly would open up elections to fill 10 seats where no incumbent currently lives and Republicans see themselves are vulnerable in the current political climate. And changing the Senate districts now heavily favors Republican Senators up for a recall in November since they redrew the Senate districts themselves.
Anyone sorry yet that the attempt to recall Lazich failed? Then again, who says we can't file those papers again. Let's see: 21,000 signatures required divided by 10 per page at $3 per page = $6,300 to recall Lazich. Boy, democracy sure isn't cheap, but Lazich's politics are.
Don't like Senator Lazich's attempts to move the goalposts after the game has already started? Why not call her and tell her yourself.
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