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- The controversial Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, has announced that he has resigned his elected position effective immediately and cited that after 89 days in office that given the current political and economic situation in Wisconsin, that "the job is just no fun anymore." Apparently upset over Judge Maryann Sumi's ruling stating in no uncertain terms that the collective bargaining law that led to weeks of protests had not taken effect, contradicting Republican arguments that it had because a state office published it online, Walker has decided to leave the state.
Walker intends to abandon the Governor's mansion in Madison this weekend to return to his good neighbors and friends in his hometown of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Most people in the state do not know that Walker is not a Wisconsinite.
However, some locals in Colorado Springs are not happy and apparently the old adage about not being able to go home again holds true. Walker's own hometown held a rally on February 22nd in support of Wisconsin's workers as they fought to defend and maintain our rights and freedoms from the overreaching Walker according to Chuck Bader, Colorado Springs Labor Council, AFL-CIO, in a press release.
At a press conference at the Wisconsin State Capitol this morning, it was announced that Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will not assume the Governor's role as the state constitution requires. Wisconsin State Senator Scott Fitzgerald will assume the Governor's role stating, "that in discussions with state lawyers, that given the special circumstances of a blizzard-like snow storm in Madison on April 1st that the change in succession is legal."
Calls to the governor's office were not returned due to a staff April Fool's Day celebration.