Jan 29, 2014

Chris Christie Held 100-plus Town-hall Meetings; Scott Walker: ZERO

Scott Walker denied being
"directly involved" in Walker's
retaliation against college student
Killer piece in the New York Times on the corruption of the Chris Christie administration.

Kate Zernike and David W. Chen paint a portrait of a self-consciously corrupt group of Republicans.

Things got out of hand with Christie's people who got a little too full of themselves, creating an enemies' list and using the machinery of government to endanger the health and safety of perceived political enemies: AKA the people of New Jersey.

Before anyone in Wisconsin yells this sounds like Scott Walker, consider this fact:

Christie held "frequent town-hall-style meetings — more than 100 in four years," Zernike and Chen report.

More 100 town-hall-style meetings in four years.

Scott Walker by comparison has been in office going over three years, and has held zero town-hall-style meetings, and shuns any unscripted face-to-face meetings with the people of Wisconsin which Walker sees as enemy territory.

I mean this is Wisconsin, not the Ukraine and Walker insists on a traveling with a heavily armed caravan of state troopers.

Zernike and Chen write of Christie: "Staff members in the governor’s office created tabbed and color-coded dossiers on the mayors of each town — who their friends and enemies were, the policies and projects that were dear to them — that were bound in notebooks for the governor to review in his S.U.V. between events."

Walker has a list, the Recall Scott Walker list that he uses against political opponents.

Walker is so petty that last summer he appointed and then withdrew the 18-year-old college student appointee to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents after it became public that the student had signed the Recall Scott Walker petition that drew almost one million signatures.

An embarrassed Scott Walker then denied knowing who he appointed in the first place, denied he changed his mind and then denied having been involved in changing his mind.

Walker appears every bit the sleazy character Chris Christie is, but at least Christie faces the people while Walker hides.

Here is some video of Walker first denying, then refusing to answer questions about what he just did.


Told you Scott Walker is a lightweight.

Walker will never be a serious candidate for the nomination for president of his own party.

But at least Christie, whose own presidential aspirations were just destroyed by corruption, faces the people of his own state and takes questions.

Scott Walker hides.

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