Waukesha County needs a new county clerk.
Kathy Nickolaus -- who sat for more than a day on the news that she goofed in reporting votes from the City of Brookfield -- wisely pulled herself out of running the recount of votes in the hotly contested state supreme court election which originally had challenger Joanne Kloppenburg with a razor thin lead until the "missing" Brookfield votes were "found" and reported.
It appears that Nickolaus -- no stranger to controversy as observed here earlier this month -- had some prodding from state officials but nonetheless it was the right thing to do.
So why the "I have no comment" when asked tonight by a news reporter about the rationale for her decision to recuse herself?
The high road would have been to proudly say that "Given the history here I felt it was proper to avoid even the appearance that there might be impropriety in the process."
That would have been the high road. Nickolaus didn't take it. Even though I don't buy the notion that there was hanky-panky in her goof-up, sitting on disclosing the error and now giving evasive answers to what ought to be a simple answer should prompt Waukesha County voters to give her the boot.