In her column on the results this week in the Badger State, Peggy Noonan offers what she dubs “the single most interesting number in the whole race [:] 28,785“:
That is how many dues-paying members of the American Federation of State, County and Municiple Employees were left in Wisconsin after Mr. Walker allowed them to choose whether union dues would be taken from their paychecks each week. Before that, Afscme had 62,218 dues-paying members in Wisconsin. There is a degree to which public union involvement is, simply, coerced.
Emphasis addewd. Read the whole thing, particularly if you serve in the California legislature or your name is Jerry Brown.