June 1, 2012

SO IT'S NOT ACTUALLY ABOUT KIM COSIER'S FEELINGS?:

Scott Walker's Last Stand? Democrats Lose Momentum In Wisconsin: The left has seemed more comfortable being angry than channeling that emotion into influence (Sally Kohn, 6/01/12, Daily Beast)

When Scott Walker, freshly elected as governor, dropped his bombshell proposal to revoke the collective bargaining rights of Wisconsin's public employees, protest erupted. Kim Cosier was right in the middle of it all. "It was exhilarating," says the University of Wisconsin assistant professor of arts education. "We were in the center of the Capitol when the firefighters marched in. I felt more American than I've ever felt, standing there, singing the national anthem, like we were finally participating in our own government."

But just days before Tuesday's vote, when Wisconsinites will have their chance to boot Walker for good, Cosier is in her office grading papers and preparing for classes.  Is she simply too busy now?

"I was busy then, too," she says, "but I found a way to be involved."

Derangement fades away.



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