Well, as I mentioned earlier, Walker didn't graduate from college, though he attended Marquette University for about two years. He got in trouble for running a crooked campaign
for student government president in 1988. His GPA was either 2.3 or 2.59 -- there are conflicting reports there -- which is either a D+ or a C-, respectively.
As of yesterday, paperwork has been filed to attempt a recall vote on the eight Republican state senators who are eligible for recall. I mentioned earlier that recall votes don't often work at the state level, but in this case, there's one senator who won by 1,007 votes, and another who won by only 184 votes; so not a lot of people would need to switch sides. If two are recalled, then the bill wouldn't pass the senate, since there's already a third Republican who has said he'll vote against it.
However, part of the problem is time. It takes 60 days to get a recall vote even scheduled. Then a clerk has 31 days to determine if the petition and its signatures are valid. If so, the clerk issues a certificate of sufficiency.
A recall election would then be scheduled for the Tuesday of the sixth week after the certificate is issued. That could be 133 days altogether, or four and a half months. The budget is due in June, which doesn't give enough time.
I'm not very happy about the Democrats being gone, either -- though I was interested to learn about the Abraham Lincoln precedent. On the other hand, had they not left, I would now be counting the days until my public utilities are privatized and my electric bill goes through the roof. I still might be counting the days, but at least I've got some
hope of it not happening.
If the bill is passed and then repealed later, what would become of the sale of Wisconsin power companies to the Koch brothers? I honestly don't know if there would be any way of getting that changed after the fact -- and I'm betting that the sale will get rushed through the instant it's legal.