Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed the state's landmark anti-union bill into law Tuesday, in private, and a day ahead of schedule — the same day some 12,000 protestors took to the state capitol in Lansing, up against riot gear and all. Snyder told The Daily Caller in an exclusive interview that he signed the piece of legislation as soon as it came across his desk. He went on to explain it thusly during the press conference in which he revealed his signature:

Oh, and apparently Snyder signed made Michigan the country's 24th right-to-work state by signing the bill in the Romney Building. (Laugh all you want, but George Romney was a champion of right-to-work laws.)

Here's a video from Snyder addressing the right-to-work law he signed: