I have noted before on this blog Scott Walker's illeism, narcissism and authoritarianism; it's a bad combination and this example takes the cake.
Count how many times Walker uses the word "I" or "me" in just a couple of sentences about a combat veteran who will not obtain from this Governor the simplest of considerations - - a pardon, not a commutation - - so the vet can become a police officer.
In fact, you can stuff that GOP compassionate conservatism altogether: Walker the authoritarian has not issued a single pardon in three years, because Mr. Morality doesn't inject himself into the justice system unless he's working with his own defense fund:
And see how Walker turns the issue into an extended political self-reflection. How does this become all about him?
Walker has said he doesn’t consider pardon requests because he doesn’t believe he should inject himself into the criminal justice system.
“I just look at (granting pardons) and say that’s not really why I ran for office. It’s not what I campaigned on. It’s not what I talked about,” the governor said in March. “To me, the only people who are seeking pardons are people who have been guilty of a crime and I have a hard time undermining the actions of a jury and of a court.”Thanks to the MAL Contends...blog for bringing this to my attention.