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"If I could convince Tonette," Walker writes, "I could probably convince most of our citizens as well."
Walker repeats his rationale for the collective bargaining proposal, saying changes were necessary to deal with a $3.6 billion budget shortfall. He derides protesters as "agitators" who "harassed and spit on lawmakers" and questions the strategy of union leaders who fought to stop his plan from passing.
Walker said he was never worried about his political future, even though polls showed his approval rating dipping to as low as 37 percent during the union fight. With the Legislature controlled by his party, "We had the votes, and we had no choice," he said.