Even the officially unverified jobs' number Walker released and spun a few days before the election shows he'll need all the help he can muster to get remotely close to the 250,000 new private sector jobs he pledged as the centerpiece of his 2010 campaign.
That helps explain this Journal Sentinel story and headline about bipartisanship on jobs today: Walker tells staff to focus on jobs, bipartisanship
Madison - A day after becoming the country's first governor to win a recall election, a triumphant Scott Walker told his cabinet Wednesday to put their energy into creating jobs and said he was taking steps to improve bipartisanship.But haven't I seen that thought and promise in story and headline form before - - like after last year's Senate recall elections?
"We're going to spend the remainder of this term focused like a laser beam on creating jobs," he said to the cabinet.
There it is, on August 10, 2011: Walker says he'll focus on bipartisanship, jobs
Madison - Gov. Scott Walker called for mending the jagged edges of a deeply divided state Wednesday, pledging a renewed focus on bipartisanship and jobs in the wake of Senate recall elections as he dismissed Democrats' talk of recalling him in 2012.
Walker said the results of the Senate recalls, in which his party held that house but lost two senators, vindicated his focus on jobs and the state budget but also showed that voters want their leaders to work more cooperatively.