Governor Walker Book Excerpt: "Scott, Why Are You Doing This?"
Posted at Right Wisconsin and WPRI.org.
One night we were standing in our bedroom and [Tonette] turned to me, visibly upset, and said: "Scott, why are you doing this?"
The question took me aback. At first, I thought she was blaming me for the protests. But it was more than that.
"Why are these people so upset with you?" Tonette demanded to know. "You got what you wanted. Why are you pushing this?"
I had just assumed that Tonette understood why our reforms were necessary. The fact that she didn’t was a wake-up call to me. If my own wife didn’t see why we needed to change collective bargaining, how could I expect the voters of Wisconsin to see it? I was obviously doing a lousy job of explaining our reforms. ...
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