Apr 1, 2015

Scott Walker Getting National Ridicule

"[E]very now and then, a presidential hopeful comes up with a novel claim in this area [becoming the next commander in chief] – like Governor Scott Walker, who was asked by a conservative radio host how he felt about the prospect of having to send American troops into combat in the (extremely unlikely) event that he should become president."

Mr. Walker didn’t hesitate. He was an Eagle Scout."

Continues Andrew Rosenthal in the New York Times:
'And to me, much like my thought process of being an Eagle Scout is, no, being an exceptional country means we have a higher responsibility … not just to care for ourselves and our own interests, but to lead in the world, to ensure that all freedom-loving people have the capacity, who yearn for that freedom, to have that freedom,' [Mr. Walker said.]

Got that?

It would be unfair to say Mr. Walker’s response hinged solely on his knot-tying skills. He did offer a grand vision for military strategy. He said the United States should use military force when appropriate, with 'a plan and a charge that ultimately leads to victory.'

After wrecking Wisconsin's economic recovery from the 2007-08 national recession, driving down wages, destroying institutions that took Wisconsin generations to build such as the University of Wisconsin System and public schools, Walker's undoing may not be that he is a failure as a governor or is a crook who has surrounded himself with fellow crooks.

Walker's undoing is that he is the 2016 Sarah Palin, a lightweight.

Concludes Rosenthal: "As The Cap Times said in reporting Mr. Walker’s comments, these silly remarks were actually an improvement. In February, he said his crushing of Wisconsin’s public-sector labor unions prepared him to combat terrorism. Maybe that was a joke. A very unfunny joke."

Even less funny if you live in Wisconsin. Here in Wisconsin, we can take solace in the fact that 'stupid' is no longer in political fashion.

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