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"...As the Senate voted Wednesday night, cries of “Shame! Shame! Shame!” were audible in the chamber.

The people, by the hundreds, and then the thousands, had raced to the Capitol to let their representatives know what all the polls have confirmed: this legislation is opposed by the overwhelming majority of Wisconsinites. Its supporters — billionaire campaign contributors and Washington-based think tanks — may have won a round Wednesday night.

But it was a surprise attack rather than an honest win.

And it will inspire an appropriate response: Protests now, and the recall and removal of Republican senators in short order.

Some of the Republicans may think that “cooler heads will prevail.” They are wrong. The cool heads, the calm and rational Wisconsinites, will be busy in coming days: collecting signatures of recall petitions."

Capitol Times editiorial

March 10, 2011

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