In Wisconsin, the head of the state senate, state assembly and state police are all Fitzgeralds and are all from the same family. It is Fitzgeraldstan. Governor Walker’s Mussolini approach to reducing expenditures for public employees is likely to take a big hit today.
The LaFolette progressives are different from the hippy progressives. They know how the salami of modern state government is made and the progressive Wisconsin school of history will aid them in political victory. Progressives in other states lack the same Machiavellian skill.