The Milwaukee Journal Editorial board and I rarely agree, but on this we do think alike.
If Senate Democrats were upset enough to can Judy Robson about the budget deal, why in heaven's name did all 18 Democrat Senators vote for the budget?
If she was removed because she didn't deliver on the budget, why was the Senate vote unanimous for the budget on the Democratic side?
Amazingly, these same Senate Democrats behaved like good little Doyle sheep and voted for this budget, even though they did not get anything they wanted.
Keep you eyes open over the next few weeks and months. It will be interesting to see which issue Decker uses to stage a faux revolt against the governor to try and prove the Senate's relevance again.
The relationship between Decker and Gov. Jim Doyle is said to be strained. There is nothing wrong with healthy tension between the state's chief executive and the Senate. In fact, there would be something wrong if either one was to simply act as a rubber stamp for the other.
My guess is that when push comes to shove, the Senate Democrats will fall right into line behind their governor like good little sheep. If a single one of the Senate Democrats had an ounce of courage, they would have defied the governor's budget and stuck to their guns. Not even Decker had enough courage to vote against the governor.