More Fact-Checking Required, As Scott Walker #1 Talking Point - - "We're Broke" - - Gets "False" PolitiFact Rating
Gov. Walker has made so many statements rated "False" that Jon Lovitz could reprise his "Pathological Liar" character as Walker for "Saturday Night Live," but getting rated "False"by PolitiFact for repeating "We're Broke" on national television and just about everywhere else over the past few weeks takes the cake.
We're not broke - - it's Walker whose internal compass and believability is broken.
Here is an entry point for Walker's already substantial list of "False" or "Pants on Fire" statements.
It is time for mainstream media to go all the way back to the beginning, do some serious digging and question Walker harder on exactly what happened at Marquette University when his student party got caught in some dirty tricks.
The Marquette student paper's account was cited in this National Journal story; rumors about Walker's years at Marquette - - he did not graduate, saying instead he took a good job with the American Red Cross - - have swirled for some time:
"His sophomore year, Walker ran for president of the Associated Students of Marquette University (ASMU, the former title for Marquette Student Government). He was accused of violating campaign guidelines on multiple occasions.
"The Tribune reported then that he was found guilty of illegal campaigning two weeks before his candidacy became official. Later, a Walker campaign worker was seen placing brochures under doors at the YMCA. Door-to-door campaigning was strictly prohibited.
"Walker initially denied this but later admitted to the violation, which resulted in lost campaign privileges at the YMCA.
"In the run-up to election day, the Tribune’s editorial board endorsed Walker’s opponent John Quigley, but said either candidate had the potential to serve effectively.
"However, the Tribune revised its editorial the following day, calling Walker “unfit for presidency.” The column cited Walker’s distribution of a mudslinging brochure about Quigley that featured statements such as “constantly shouting about fighting the administration” and “trying to lead several ineffective protests of his own.”
"The revision also expressed disappointment in Walker’s campaign workers reportedly throwing away issues of the Tribune after the endorsement was initially made.
"Walker dismissed this, saying he had no knowledge of what his supporters did, according to a Tribune article from February 25, 1988."