Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Walker, 'Not To My Knowledge,' 1988-2014

[Updated] His habitual default to slippery denials, absurd evasions of responsibility and flat-out factual falsehoods spans a quarter-century:

* 1988: Caught breaking Marquette student election rules:

Walker dismissed this, saying he had no knowledge of what his supporters did, according to a Tribune article from February 25, 1988.
* 2011:  Headline on John Doe I story and interview:
Walker says he knows nothing of investigation
* 2102: I collected and posted several more:
Walker's Habitual Forgetfulness 
Here's one example. After a patient starved to death at the Mental Health Complex, the gubernatorial campaign was underway and a report about it was being withheld:

Walker defends withholding Mental Health Complex report 

"I don't know what's in it, so it's hard for me to say" if it should be released, Walker said. His administration had nothing to do with the report being withheld, Walker said

* 2014:  Secret $700,000 funding steered to recall election campaign and disclosed last week by the Journal Sentinel: 
Gov. Scott Walker said Saturday that he played no role in soliciting cash from a mining company for the Wisconsin Club for Growth during the 2011 and 2012 recall elections, adding that no one should be surprised that the pro-business governor backed legislation helpful to the firm.
Asked whether he was aware that Gogebic Taconite secretly donated $700,000 to Wisconsin Club for Growth — a pro-business advocacy group directed by the governor's campaign adviser — Walker said, "Not to my knowledge."


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

He doesn't know much, does he?

Do you think he knows that he is failing tragically at his signature promise?

James Rowen said...

He believes his press releases and ads. He believes he is heroic.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should start calling him "Sergeant Schultz."