After an incredible scene at the Capitol, in which I arrived 20 seconds too late to see the Senate approve legislation to eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employees, I talked to Sen. Glenn Grothman, who was the subject of this past week's cover story.
The West Bend conservative was adamant that the bizarre process by which the bill was passed tonight, which befuddled Democrats and press alike, was an appropriate conclusion to weeks of stalemate.
"Everybody knew this was coming all along," he said. "You were either going to pass it with an angry mob of 1000 people or an angry mob of 100,000 people."
He says he and his Senate colleagues have been advised not to go to the Capitol tomorrow, for safety's sake.
Grothman acknowledges that many of his colleagues could face serious recall campaigns.
"It's a very scary thing," he says. "I'm aware of the fact that it was a very controversial vote."