“My hope is that cooler minds will prevail,” Walker said. “Democracy is not about hiding out in other states.”
Walker acknowledged that his battle against the public-sector unions has “large ramifications” for the rest of the country, especially as fellow governors grapple with their own budget gaps. “For us, we have to do this,” he said. “For decades, we had leaders who pushed off the problem.”
Jerry, are you listening? (Via Instapundit.)
UPDATE: Stacy McCain places before us the common sense of the matter in terms so plain and simple as to command the assent of all but the most dogmatic of liberals:
The union protests in Madison — and the flight of Democratic lawmakers — are an effort to overturn the election, to maintain the power of state employees union in contravention of the expressed will of the majority of Wisconsin voters.
UP-UPDATE: Wisconsin voters knew (or could have easily learned) what they were getting when they elected Scott Walker last fall: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has history of going up against unions.