Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who faces a recall in June along with Gov. Scott Walker, said Wednesday that the election’s outcome will send a message to the country, noting, “What happens in Wisconsin has potential to affect every state in this nation.”
“We’re a harbinger. We’re a canary in a coal mine,” Kleefisch said on Fox News. “Because what happens in Wisconsin has potential to affect every state in this nation whether Wisconsin voters choose to go forward or backward, back to the failed policies of the past that got us in the budget crunch that we fixed in the first place.”
I really liked Kleefisch's reference to the "canary in a coal mine." This statements describes the "allusion to caged canaries mining workers would carry down into the tunnels with them. If dangerous gases such as methane or carbon monoxide, leaked into the mine-shaft, the gases would kill the canary before killing the miners." (Wiktionary)
Walker and Kleefisch are heralding good news throughout Wisconsin, and to the nation. The precedent has been set, and Wisconsinites will soon have the privilege of voting for them a second time.