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.
* 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...On an unrelated note, Walker’s recall reelection campaign is currently being investigated for potentially sketchy fundraising.
* 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."
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."
* 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:"When people ask me, 'How do you appeal to Tea Party folks?' I say: I was the original Tea Party in Wisconsin," Walker said.
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."_