Rebecca Kleefisch is a stone’s throw away from higher office
Three days before last year’s recall election, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch took the stage before 4,000 supporters at Gorney Park near Racine. Kleefisch, who faced a recall challenge from Madison firefighter Mahlon Mitchell, told the raucous crowd that her battle with the public sector unions was similar to David versus Goliath. She called Gov. Scott Walker’s union reforms the “stones” they would use to take down the out-of-state public sector Goliath.
Finally, after pausing for effect, Kleefisch raised her voice, “Our opponents, despite their money and their muscle, don’t have the stones!”
Later, I asked her about the presumably ribald reference. “I was in the middle of telling a Bible story, and people just started laughing. I can’t explain it,” she said.