Thursday, February 13, 2014

Scott Walker Whoppers, And Other Keeper Jaw-Droppers

Please update your Scott Walker archive, as other Governors are providing Walker with fresh opportunities to politick, pander and preen:

*  Standing with fellow-Governor-done-in-by-his-staff-Chris Christie after Bridgegate broke

...Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is standing strong for his fellow 2016 aspirant [Chris Christie]. “He told me the same thing in private that he did to the press in New Jersey, and I have every reason to believe that the information he said is consistent with the truth, and so I still support him in his role as governor and his role in the RGA [Republican Governors Association],” Walker said on Wednesday. 
On an unrelated note, Walker’s recall reelection campaign is currently being investigated for potentially sketchy fundraising. 
*  Interesting, isn't it, that a leading Christie staffer screw up was his former deputy chief of staff, while Walker's ex-Milwaukee County deputy chief of staff, already found guilty committing acts of misconduct on-the-job about 25 feet from Walker's office door, was the originator and custodian of 27,000 emails about to be released by court order. More about that below...

 Picking up the "Governor Ultrasound" mantle from former GOP Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell - - the original "Governor Ultrasound" - - who is busy defending himself against a multi-count federal corruption indictment:
"I don't have any problem with ultrasound," Walker said Tuesday, according to the AP. "I think most people think ultrasounds are just fine."
* About the John Does - - all the reporting about John Doe II apparently aimed at the Walker recall campaign and other around the same time brings to mind the first John Doe probeThat resulted in several former Milwaukee County Walker aides, appointees and a major Walker donor pleading guilty to criminal misconduct, theft or other charges, and Walker's having to spend heavily from a defense fund.

Yet Walker had said (and perhaps Christie took his 'I know nothing' cues' there?):
"We don't know what exactly is involved," Walker said Friday when asked about the raid after a public event at Milwaukee's General Mitchell Airport. "As far as what I know is what I've been reading in the press. I don't have any more information beyond that."
* To CNN, on his appeal to the Tea Party:
"When people ask me, 'How do you appeal to Tea Party folks?' I say: I was the original Tea Party in Wisconsin," Walker said. 
*  Repeatedly promising to have 250,000 new private-sector jobs created in one term - - and being only 43% there after three-quarters of that term has expired - - yet that didn't stop Walker from claiming at one point he'd created substantially more jobs than official data showed, as PolitiFact noted:
By his administration’s own yardstick, his statement is false. We think it’s ridiculous to -- after private admonitions -- publicly present it this way. Pants on Fire.
*  Falsely claiming he'd campaigned for Governor on rolling back union rights:
"The simple matter is I campaigned on this all throughout the election. Anybody who says they are shocked on this has been asleep for the past two years.:
(More examples and his difficulties with straight talk are on his PolitiFact record, where only nine of 85 vetted statements are rated fully "true."_


Sue said...

I saw the footage of Governor Walker making his pro-Christie comments. His handlers need to work with him on appearing presidential. Up on a national stage, the combination of a sleepy-eyed, somewhat slack-jawed facial expression and - face it - almost anything that comes out of his mouth is not going to get him far.

No longer proud of Wisconsin said...

... from your lips to God's ears.