April 10, 2011

Come to think of it that's not such a bad idea

JRN, Inc. calumnist McIlheran, cornered, warns:
If lawmakers concede the case by starting the bill over (complete with bucket-banging mobs and 61-hour debates), it will encourage Democrats to haul every piece of Walker's agenda into court the moment it passes.
Can't hardly wait.

Governor Scott Walker's latest legal gambit as filed by his latest petitioner,* Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch, is to suggest the Open Meetings Law itself is unconstitutional.

While not overtly stated, the implication's sub silentio whisper** is inescapable, when viewed** in light of the existing evidence and the petitioner's presentation of the relevant Supreme Court precedent.

They'll likely come right out and say it in due time. More tomorrow.***

* Petition for Supervisory Writ, April 7 (.pdf; 37 pgs.).
Shorter Huebsch: We're suing everyone and everything, everywhere.

** Sorry for the mixed metaphor. Poetry is not my main bag.

*** -ish.


Anonymous said...

No, no, no - it's not that the Open Meetings Law is wrong, it's just that it can't be "forced down the Legistlature's throats!" as is the wont of so many liberal desires foisted upon good Regulation-fearing common folk.

As has been proven with the move towards "voluntary compliance" in the world of environmental regulations, you always get more flies with honey than vinegar. Get to pushy and you are virtually FORCING people to non-comply. Indeed, it was the Open Meetings Law itself which FORCED the Republicans to go about things the wrong way.

So, there you have it: it's not that the law is necessarily unconstitutional, it's that it actually makes people want to be even MORE closed. Libs just refuse to understand human nature. Our checkbooks bleed and weep as a result.

Blake said...

Is that satire, or are you actually that blinkered?

illusory tenant said...

That's funny, I was wondering exactly the same thing. If it's satire, it's brilliant.

Free Lunch said...

If it isn't satire, it's the most wit I've seen from a conservative in years.

Mike said...

That first comment is a great demonstration of Poe's Law.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit, I was inspired by Mr. McIlheran when he said, "The law, which reins in the public-sector union powers that have made taxpayer checkbooks bleed" and flights of fancy whisked me away from there.

illusory tenant said...

McIlheran's beloved bon mot "rational basis with teeth" in fact entered the lexicon via Chief Justice Burger and Justice William Rehnquist, and not Chief Justice Abrahamson. P-Mc has no idea what he's talking about, which is what makes him even a bad propagandist. He wouldn't know a rational basis if it bit him on the strict scrote-iny.