It is a weird juxtaposition to see the dictator of Libya and the governor of Wisconsin, both dealing with a popular revolt that seemingly erupted out of nowhere, basically threatening to off their own people until and unless everyone settles down. The Libyan fellow at least has the excuse that he doesn’t have an easy way to hand over power or much hope that the Swiss will let him keep his buried acorns. The Wisconsin governor has plenty of options other than going all the way, yet for whatever reason he seems disinclined to take them.
If I could get this stupid crystal ball to work I predict it would say that this hostage gambit will turn the tide against Walker. Although the governor of a largish state can pick on classes and categories all he wants (the largest cable news network and at least one of the two largest papers will lionize him for it!), he really does not want to punish individual innocent people for the sake of some general point. Even your average FOX watcher (especially your average FOX viewer) will pick up the gratuitous nastiness of it. Even if some will inevitably cheer, I doubt that Walker really wants to be a hero to Michelle Malkin and a villain to everyone else.