You wonder when Gov. Walker's penchant for earning false or "Pants on Fire" ratings from PolitiFact will hit the tipping point and there will be a consequence for governing by lying?
The latest - - and Walker has had plenty - - is Walker's claim that an amended college tuition reciprocity agreement with neighboring Minnesota saves Wisconsin students money, when the complete opposite is true.
"Lying" too strong a word? The word is thrown around the Internet with too much ease, but in this case it's accurate and merited.
Look at the evidence Walker's spokesman Cullen Werwie offers for his boss's money-saving claim, when simple math shows that the new arrangement adds significant costs to the Wisconsin students' bills:
Werwie didn’t have any.Do Walker and his people simply not care? Do they think no one will notice? Do they think it's standard operating procedure for a CEO in their "Government-Should-Be-Run-Like-A-Business World."
And there is a pattern to it:
Here's Walker's cumulative scorecard - - two-thirds of the 32 statements vetted are rated "Mostly False...False...Pants on Fire."
Is this a prescription for moral leadership, or a new low standard in governance by dissembling?
Remember when Walker claimed his administration would be exceedingly transparent? I don't think he meant transparent, as in, we can see right through him.