The Scott Walker for Governor campaign already has this website up to point out the responsibility that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Democratic candidate for governor, has for the emergency shutdown Friday of the heavily traveled northbound U.S. Highway 45 bridge through the Zoo Interchange in Milwaukee. A release from the Walker campaign also says:
While thousands of commuters are waiting in traffic along the Barrett Bypass today, new electronic billboards will be greeting them at I94/Hwy 100 and on Hwy 45/Silver Spring just north of the Zoo interchange. Sponsored by the Scott Walker campaign for Governor, the signs read, “Tired of Traffic? Blame Barrett” and includes the address of a new website.
The PDF of the Barrett letter concerning this interchange from 2005 is pretty damaging. And the "Barrett Bypass" is a name that could stick. The importanant thing here, in my mind, is for this to grow beyond a Milwaukee, Walker/Barrett issue and also to include the reckless behavior of current Governor Jim Doyle in raiding the transportation fund(which Walker does), and just in general point out the liberal fixation with moving away from highway transportation to "alternate" modes of transportation (rail), which led to this mess. I understand why Walker wants to pin this on Barrett, and there is much truth to that, but the bigger picture philosphy on the future of transportation held by the left that Barrret is beholden to should be a key campaign issue throughout the state during the governor's race this fall.