There is only one good reason why a small handful of legislators from Wisconsin and Ohio would try to kill the proposed Great Lakes Compact and undermine the efforts of thousands of citizens, eight governors, and the overwhelming majority of the region’s state lawmakers. They must be retiring to Arizona, and want to take the water with them. I’m guessing whatever friends they make there won’t add up to the friends they’ll lose here. Let’s hope they come to their senses and listen to their colleagues and constituents. For the full story, see the dependably great reporting from Dan Egan at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Great Lakes compact hits rough waters) and the AP’s John Flesher (Great Lakes compact could fall apart). The AP story closes with my suggestion that these legislators could benefit from marriage counseling.