Meanwhile in Wisconsin, Republicans are conspiring to muck up the recall elections...

La Crosse County Republicans discussed running a spoiler candidate against Democrat Jennifer Shilling in an effort to delay the recall election of Sen. Dan Kapanke, according to a secret recording of the party's general membership meeting last week.

On the recording obtained by the Tribune, party vice chairman Julian Bradley says he just spoke with Mark Jefferson, executive director of the state GOP, and "we are actively keeping our ears to the ground and if anybody knows anybody for a candidate that would be interested on the Democratic side in running in the primary against Jennifer Shilling.... So if anybody knows any Democrats who would be interested, please let us know."

Because, you know, it's Democrats who commit all the fraud and dirty tricks. That's why it's so important to make it more difficult for the young, the elderly, and minorities to vote.

So how worried are Wisconsin Republicans that Democrats might ride a wave of voter backlash in the recall elections to retake control of the state senate? Later in the same meeting, Republican state Sen. Dan Kapanke was recorded saying that he hopes public employees in his district "are sleeping" on election day. Huh. Or maybe the GOP legislature can just make it illegal for public employees to vote?