To explain Gov. Walker's failed pivot away from his 250,000 new jobs promise, The Journal Sentinel says Walker's new rhetoric was 'nuanced,'
Setting aside the wound delivered in a Frenchified label - - you can bet the Right thinks this is more liberal media bias - - this may be the only time in his political career that our most authoritarian Governor will be associated with nuance/
Remember - - he got the rep he wanted by dividing-and-conquering busted unions with a baseball bat by his side.
And is ghost-writing a political bio called "Unintimidated."
"Nuanced: The Walker Story" would kill sales.
Here is the Journal Sentinel's language:
Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that nothing has changed in terms of his promise that the state would add 250,000 private sector jobs by the end of his four-year term....
Walker offered a more nuanced approach about the promise, which became the centerpiece of his campaign and continues to generate comment and controversy.Here is the context:
* His shameless effort to spin away from the promise by saying he never made it:
* His multiple excuses for failing to deliver on it - - from ObamaCare to the fiscal cliff and now Syria. (What, no mention of Miley Cyrus?)
Bottom line: He got caught playing games with words because his earlier words are on the record.
His promise to create 250,000 new jobs (and 10,000 new businesses, to boot), was a politically-stupid boast to gain attention, endorsements and votes:a short-term win, long-term anchor.