I’ve been following results in the Wisconsin judge’s race. Every news story says something slightly different, but as of right this minute I understand there is only one precinct left in the state to count. The progressive favorite JoAnne Kloppenburg is ahead by somewhere between 200 and 300 votes. However, the uncounted precint is in a county that went narrowly for the troglodyte favorite, David Prosser. So it’s too close to call, and there will almost certainly be a recount.
[Update: Kloppenburg wins by less than 250 votes; recount is a near certainty.]
Meanwhile — remember yesterday, when all the serious people were talking about how serious the serious Republican budget? Get this —
On Monday and Tuesday, politicians and commentators were practically falling over themselves to praise Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget proposal as “serious” and “courageous”, even in cases where they disagreed with it on policy terms. Whatever you think of his policy positions, the argument went, give the man credit for telling it like it is and grappling with the hard numbers. But after a day or two of looking at the numbers, it turns out a lot of his assumptions and predictions are completely preposterous. Not just in the sense of the normal padding and optimistic assumptions that most budgets include. But really preposterous. Like 2.8% unemployment? Really curious what all the Ryan-o-philes are going to say about these numbers. Check out our report. Really must read.
Republicans proposing a budget —
Update: Glenn goes bye-bye. I’m sure he’ll pop up somewhere else, though. But where? He might do well on the TLC lineup, between “My Strange Addiction” and “Sister Wives.”
Update: See also “Paul Ryan’s Multiple Unicorns“