I’ll be very interested in the results from today’s recall elections in Wisconsin. One of the many things those results will tell us is whether outrage lasts…at the time these lawmakers participated in passing legislation that elicited huge, angry demonstrations, the anger was palpable. Had recall elections been held then, or shortly thereafter, I think it is a given they would have been successful. But time has passed, and those targeted for recall have had the time (and money) to fire back (not always truthfully, if reports are to be believed). Tonight will tell us a lot about the attention span of the electorate, if nothing else.
Meanwhile, go read Doug Masson’s blog about a 7th Circuit decision allowing a case brought against Donald Rumsfeld for torture to proceed.