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Honoring the most-underrated governor, Scott McCallum

by @ 22:58 on June 27, 2006. Filed under Politics - Wisconsin, Taxes.

Dennis York does a great job with “Scott McCallum – Visionary”. To resummarize that in song form (with apologies to Kansas for butchering “Portrait (He Knew)”):

He had a thousand ideas, you might have heard his name
He lived alone with his vision
Not raiding fortunes or fame
Never taxed much to speak of
He was off on another plane
The words that he said were a mystery
His fellow Pubbies said he was insane

But he knew, he knew more than me or you
No one could accept his view, Oh where was he going to

He was in search of an answer
Dig out from the tax hell we are
He was trying to do it a new way
He was bright as a star
But nobody understood him
“His numbers are not the way”
He lost in a bitter election
That’s why we are suffering today

But he knew, he knew more than me or you
No one could accept his view, Oh where was he going to
And he tried, but because of that his career died
When he left us the people cried,
Oh where was he going to?

He had a different idea
A glimpse of the spending plan
He could see into the future
A true visionary man
“Hold the line on taxes,” he told us
But it died when he went away
If only he could have been with us
No telling what the tax bills might say

But he knew, he knew more than me or you
No one could accept his view, Oh where was he going to
But he knew, you could tell by the budget he drew
It was totally something new,
Oh where was he going to?

Before anybody asks, I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley.

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