He's worked on recalls before and Lansing attorney Richard McLellan is dismissing any chances of recalling the governor or any legislator for that matter.
"This is a union strategy," he tells MIRS,"and it's an act of desperation to scare people into not taking action on some tough issues" in the legislature. He pinpoints the public employee unions as part of this effort.
McLellan who remembers the 1982 recall fervor that engulf two sitting Democratic state senators, sees no parallel to the current climate. "It is no where near the broad public outrage of 1982" during which Senators David Serotkin and Phil Mastin were booted out of office.
The chatter about recalls, he figures, will cause a lot of money to be spent and will be fodder for lawyers and political operatives, but at the end of the day, "it will lead to nothing."