|Caught on camera - Racine County Republican Treasurer, |
Tom Bode's car reportedly tried to back up over
a recall volunteer this weekend, a former police officer
who photographed the car in question
The Republican Party in Wisconsin is scared. The rout of Republicans in Ohio looks to be followed by another rout in Wisconsin.
And Republicans have no idea how to react. Writes John Peterson, "Right now, they’re acting like cornered animals."
From Racine, Wisconsin comes this item, first reported in Root River Siren.
Caught on camera! At Right.
A Racine County officer, apparently upset about the Recall Scott Walker movement, tried to back up his car over a former police officer and recall volunteer in a parking lot in Racine, Wisconsin on Saturday - where the volunteers had permission to be.
From Wisconsin LeftyBlogs:
|Tom Bode (left) with Gov. Scott Walker and Mrs. Bode |
(From the Racine GOP Website)
The cop was smart and took pictures of the guy's car and the Siren put it up and within two hours we had confirmation the driver was the Racine County Republican Treasurer, Tom Bode.
A police report was filed yesterday and we are withholding the name until witnesses confirm it from photo's we were able to find of Bode from the county party's own website.
But we already know the car belongs to Bode.
The County GOP Chairman pretty much revealed he knew the person involved but skipped the part about it being an officer of the party
|#1. No Back-up Lights|
|#2. In Reverse|
Advice: If you are going to back-up over a pedestrian -and a police officer in particular - you should think carefully about whether a vanity plate is a good idea.
|#3. Not in reverse|
In his comments to the article in the Caledonia Patch, Racine County Republican Party Chairman, Bill Folk confirmed the coordinated system of intimidation area Republicans are using against recall volunteers and against property owners who allow recall circulators on their property - something many volunteers have reported.
Folk said the driver told him he had "probably taken things too far". Ya think?
A school teacher who witnessed the incident said not only did the man squeal his car around the area, yelled abusive and profane things to the volunteers and of course tried to back his car up over a retired police officer - he did it all with young children in the backseat of the car. Klassy.