Taking the political temperature:
Tuesday's Supreme Court election in Wisconsin
will be the first measure, of those who bother to vote, of how (un)popular the new governor Walker is.
If the results are decisive, expect it to drive commentary and politics for the rest of the year.
Looks like the recount is going to be driving commentary for some time.
Seems like with the election results tied up in knots for weeks if not months, Walker could really put the pressure on by declaring that since the budget repair bill is in limbo, he has no choice but to shut down the government until the Supreme Court rules on the law. Massive state employee layoffs for a few months might cut into the popularity of Judge Sumi's gambit.