Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker isn’t the most popular governor in the country. That whole union-busting ploy really took the wind out of his sails, for one thing.
One hater took his protest to the hilarious extreme of driving by the governor’s house every day to honk his horn like crazy, give Walker the one-finger salute through his sunroof and shout, “Recall Walker” as loud as he could. This went on for quite some time, every day, until the troopers stationed at Walker’s abode decided to put an end to it.
He acknowledged that he was the serial honker. He said he was upset with Walker for trying to break up public employee unions.
“Mr. Brodhead stated that he was exercising his 1st Amendment rights and he could flip us off anytime he wanted,” Simpson said. “I advised Mr. Brodhead that he could not just honk his horn when he wanted to. Mr. Brodhead paused and then stated that I have him on the horn but not the first amendment rights.”
Eventually, the trooper ticketed the probation agent.
The offense: Unnecessary blowing of horn.
Instead of paying the ticket, Brodhead demanded a bench trial. Last week he was found guilty and ordered to pay a fine of $166.20. The best part? Yeah, he’s still driving by the house every day to flip off the governor and shout for his recall, only this time he’s not honking his horn.
“Probation agent is my day job,” said Brodhead. “Being a concerned citizen is 24-7.”
ALSO OF NOTE IN WISCONSIN: This might not be much, but keep an eye on the story of Gov. Walker’s former deputy administration secretary who had her house raided by FBI and Wisconsin law enforcement officials. There are few details at the moment, but it could pertain to a John Doe investigation into whether Walker’s administration was paying state employees to act as political agents in lieu of their actual job responsibilities. It may turn out to be nothing, or it may be the first sign that Scott Walker has bigger political problems on his plate than an unnecessary horn-blowing.