!. The timing could not be better, as the Walker-Christie announcement comes on the heels of a national reminder of just how bad for the entire Northeast was the New Jersey Governor's erasure of a key Amtrak upgrade that cost the region jobs, efficient transit and cleaner air.
And wasn't it just yesterday that the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters serendipitously and synchronistically reminded us of Walker's "#railfail?"
Christie's presence in Wisconsin will give voters a chance to see two Republicans side-by-side who hurt their state's economies and misstated (ahem!) the costs they claimed as justifications for vetoing the projects.
2. And side-by-side with Christie, Walker will shrink to irrelevance. Christie has a pulse, a persona and a presence. The vacuous, monotone Walker will look like Robin in Batman's shadow.
3. Finally, I am convinced that the Walkerites are so guilt-ridden about their reactionary policies that they keep making revealing, Freudian slips in their proofread-free official pronouncements.
* The Walker campaign provided the latest foot-in-mouth delight in its announcement of the Christie visits saying that Christie and Walker "have done more to put America back on track than anyone in a generation."
Really? "Back on track?" How many layers of irony do we want to mine?
And what about this?
This is the banner headline in Wednesday's Journal Sentinel:
* There was Wednesday's blue-ribbon malapropism by DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp, spinning away from the impact of her public criticism of the agency's mishandling of an infected deer carcass by telling her entire workforce in an email "the buck stops with me."
State posts largest percentage job loss in U.S. over past year
* And who could forget Oconomowoc Republican State Rep. Joel Kleefisch's full-salivation news release in support of a new Wisconsin wolf hunting season, emphasis added?
A hunting season will allow for reasonable control of the population, while marinating viable and sustainable pack numbers for this majestic animal.Perhaps he meant "managing."
On the other hand, he explained his support for a new sandhill crane hunting season in Wisconsin by noting that the birds were called "the rib-eye in the sky."
So maybe he meant "marinating."