Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Walker Dodge-Of-Responsibility, Now Into Year 24, Might Be God's Doing

Whether this latest headlined outburst of finger-pointing - - "Walker says he's not responsible for recall effort against him"  - - is a willful political tactic, evidence of a completely unaware personality, or even divine inspiration, there's one thing about it you can say for sure:

The pattern of denying responsibility goes back, at least, to 1988.

That's when he lost a scandal-ridden campaign for student body president, and the Marquette Tribune, the student newspaper, reported that Walker distanced himself from one incident:

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.
Also, the four-year campus young Republican veteran Walker told the Marquette University student yearbook for a profile back then - - see the pdf file at "Hilltop article link"  - - that, as he looked forward to running for the State Assembly against Democrat, and now-US Congresswoman Gwen Moore, (which he was to lose) and graduating with a projected triple major in Poli Sci, Econ and Philosophy (he left school before graduation), Walker said he wasn't responsible for his political thinking:
"I really think there's a reason why God puts all these political thoughts in my head."
More, here.

1 comment:

jpk said...

At Marquette, we read Pope John Paul II's famous encyclical on labor, Laborem Exercens.

Maybe Walker missed that class? Anyway I doubt he ever read it. Otherwise, he might have remembered this:

"... the Church considers it her task always to call attention to the dignity and rights of those who work, to condemn situations in which that dignity and those rights are violated."