At a news conference yesterday, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz lashed out at Governor-elect Scott Walker for killing the rail project that would have injected $810 million in federal stimulus funds into Wisconsin's economy. Rather than being used for deficit reduction or road projects, as Walker implied would happen, the money will be sent to other states for their rail projects.
In addition to criticizing this particular Walker policy decision, Cieslewicz said: "If this is an indication of how he is going to run the state, we are in for a long four years."
With an election coming up in April, nothing will energize Madison's left-leaning voters more than bashing Scott Walker. If he keeps it up after the election, however, I will wonder if he has ambitions of moving to Maple Bluff in four years.