The special session to get Wisconsin back to work opened briefly Thursday before going on hiatus.The Republicans are so serious about creating jobs that they came to work two whole days this month, this being the second one.
Republican senators, following Gov. Scott Walker's call Wednesday for a special legislative session on job creation, convened long enough to open business, then quickly adjourned, asserting many of the nearly 30 bills Walker wants the Legislature to focus on have yet to be drafted.
The Legislature will begin work in earnest Oct. 18, running its regularly scheduled fall session concurrently with the special session.
So if they didn't have anything ready, why go through the pomp and circumstance of having a not-so-special special session? Walker's immunity-bearing spokesman gives us the answer (emphasis mine):
So, some have asked, what's so special about the special session, particularly because there doesn't appear to be an urgency to begin the business of debating and passing laws?In other words, it's part of the plan to do anything to distract everyone's attention from his failings and, even more so, from Walkergate.
"The reason we called the special session was to highlight (the subject) and bring the legislation back on job creation," Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie told Wisconsin Reporter on Thursday.