Gov. Walker is diverting off his national campaign-for-cash tour for a quick trip to Japan Sunday.
Great frequent flier miles for just a three-day stay.
If there are trade deals afoot, you can assume they're nailed down already, as being there for just a few days doesn't leave much time for actual negotiations or side-trip junketeering.
Like that when people bow to him, it's a formality. It doesn't mean they think you are going to be President.
And remember - - generally speaking, it's a polite, non-confrontational culture, and though I haven't seen who's in the entourage, if you're taking Big Fitz, Mike Ellis or Bill Kramer along, tell them not to pack their tempers.
And given that the well-being of a group is highly-valued in Japan, you'd better get cracking on talking point to explain why you'd be arresting peaceful singers or booting people off state health-care coverage.
And since rice growers in Japan are among the most powerful forces in a country that respects its historical traditions, be ready to justify your threatening threatening an indigenous wild-rice growing culture in Northern Wisconsin. You can bet that your reputation, via The Google, precedes you.