Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Scout's Honor?

Walker clears himself, and his proof is a bit self-serving:

"I know that throughout my career - first in the Legislature, then as county executive and now for the last 10 months as governor - I live by the standards I got from my parents," said Walker, whose father was a Baptist minister. "Certainly, they got me to the rank of Eagle Scout, and I continue to have that kind of integrity."
So how did he rise to #1 in Wisconsin PolitiFact ratings including the word "false?"

On at least one issue, twice.

Then there is also this from The Marquette Tribune:
Walker attended Marquette from 1986 t0 1990, but never attained a degree (see page 5). 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.


Jim Bouman said...

Being an Eagle Scout does not automatically guarantee a lifetime of good behavior. I have the highest respect for almost all Eagle Scouts.

But Scott Walker could, some day--if he doesn't shape up--join this group of Scouts gone bad:

Rev. Fred Phelps is not only pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, but a professional hate monger and an Eagle Scout.

"Serial killer Richard Angelo,an Eagle Scout.

Russell Henderson, one of Matthew Shepherd's killers, an Eagle Scout.

Forger, Car Bomber, and Killer Mark Hoffman, an Eagle Scout.

Eagle Scout Charles Whitman killed 16 and wounded at least 31 from the University of Texas Tower.

enoughalready said...


On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.


A Scout is:
•and Reverent.

Note "Trustworthy" is number one.

Maybe somebody should investigate Mr. Walker's Eagle Scout credentials?

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Reagan's Disciple said...

@ Jim,

You are ready to put Walker's actions "if he doesn't shape up" in with those of murderers, serial killers and terrorists you have referenced?

Your words clearly indicate that you believe Walker is already at the level of a murderer, bomber and serial killer, UNLESS he changes!

Wow! Talk about Walker Derangement Syndrome and having a warped sense of what is right, wrong, good and evil in this world.

Despite my opposition to many political figures in our state and country throughout my life, I would never consider any of their political actions and ideology even remotely close to the mindset of the people you mention in your post.

However, please keep up your obnoxious rhetoric. It exposes the views of the radical left even further and shows how out of touch you really are with societal norms. Furthermore, it helps drive voters in the center further away from your warped political ideology and mind. Which in the end is a good thing!

Reagan's Disciple said...

@ enough.

How is Walker NOT trustworthy? I voted for him along with hundreds of thousands of other WI voters and could not be any happier with the early results.

While you may disagree with his politics, that certainly does not make him untrustworthy.

In fact, I look at the list and feel that he stands for each one of those words. (Perhaps the public unions would disagree with "obedient" in relation to how they remember their association with former Gov Doyle)

enoughalready said...

Reagan's Disciple:

So-called "true-believers" like you and Scott Walker have a real problem with not being able to see or care about the difference between true and false statements. Anyone who makes as many false and misleading statements as Scott Walker is not trustworthy in my book.