Unlike Illinois, where Governor Quinn slaps backs and doles out high fives to Democratic cronies, things are frostier north of the border. Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller offered to meet and Gov. Scott Walker slapped him down.
Hatfields-McCoys. Klingons-Romulans. Cats-Dogs.
Government shouldn't be a game of "chicken." But here it is.
Wisconsin's public employees are willing to chip in more for healthcare and pensions.
That should be enough. But Gov. Walker also wants to destroy their ability to bargain collectively. That's like a guy stealing your girl on the beach, then kicking sand in your face.
Walker can have almost everything he wants, but he wants it all. Hopefully, he wants a new job, because he should start looking for one right about now.