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Bernadette Gillick was a college freshman in 1988 when she first met Scott Walker. It was spring semester, and she had just transferred to Marquette University. She was assigned a room in O’Donnell Hall (then a women’s dormitory), which she shared with her new roommate, Ruth (not her real name). Ruth was dating Scott Walker, who was 20 at the time, and, according to Bernadette, Ruth was deeply in love with him.

Midway through that spring semester, Bernadette alleges, Ruth found out she was pregnant. She informed her boyfriend, Scott, and initially he was supportive. That support changed to callous indifference for his girlfriend’s predicament after Scott informed his parents of the pregnancy.

Bernadette reports that at this point Scott began denying that he was the father of the baby, and when Ruth said she was considering an abortion, he claimed he didn’t care, as he wasn’t the father anyway.

Bernadette remembers being present when Ruth was dealing with the wrath of Scott’s mother, who allegedly admonished Ruth for trying to “ruin [her son’s] reputation.”

“I supported her [Ruth] as he [Scott] went from encouraging her to get an abortion, to telling me it was in my best interest to keep my mouth shut, to denying that he was the father and having his own mother call her and tell her to stop erroneously accusing her son of paternity,” Bernadette recounts.

Lady, can you just answer one question asked of you about Scott Walker?


Bullies, Liars and Impostors: How Facebook and Go Daddy Shield Scott Walker's Online Guerillas

A spate of online disinformation, bullying and outright calls for the destruction of recall petitions raise the specter of fraud in the Wisconsin recall petition drive.

Recall effort against Wis. Gov. Walker begins - CBS News

Lisa Tareski of Milwaukee, who voted for Walker, was one of eight people who won a contest sponsored by the Democratic Party to be the first to sign the petitions.

"I want to fix my mistake and be one of the first to tell Scott Walker that he did not have my full support in 2010 and he never will," Tareski said in a statement.

Democrats hold seats in (Second) Wisconsin recall elections

Well, no more backsliding. Good for you, Wisconsin!

This is what is at stake in Wisconsin at the polls at this moment.

Countdown with Keith Olbermann 08-08-2011 4 - Wisconsin Fight, with John Nichols and Mark Miller
(by MiniRtist)
Wisconsin Democrats now say they have more than enough signatures to launch a recall of Republican state Sen. Dan Kapanke, in the battle over Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) new law curtailing public employee unions. They are filing the petitions today — less than halfway through the 60-day window for gathering the signatures.
wisconsinforward:

In Wisconsin, recalls can be used to hold politicians accountable once they are in office.  If you’re interested in learning more about the effort to recall 8 Republican Senators, check out the website www.recalltherepublican8.com to learn more.  Make your voice heard.

Especially the smug Glenn Grothman.

wisconsinforward:

In Wisconsin, recalls can be used to hold politicians accountable once they are in office.  If you’re interested in learning more about the effort to recall 8 Republican Senators, check out the website www.recalltherepublican8.com to learn more.  Make your voice heard.

Especially the smug Glenn Grothman.