Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Monday urged NFL leaders to stamp out protests during the national anthem and focus instead on domestic violence.
In a letter to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL players union head DeMaurice Smith, the GOP governor urged the league and players to stop their silent protests during "The Star-Spangled Banner."We saw this intellectual weakness when Walker failed at National Candidacy 101:
Scott Walker is quickly positioning himself as a candidate who simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about.And, by the way, any letter that Scott "Act 10" Walker sends to a union president isn't meant to be taken seriously.
This whole stunt is only a way for Walker to get on television without paying for an ad while pretending to be saying or doing something important.
Using staff time and the Governor's official Twitter feed for this distraction on the eve of a campaign announcement raises all sorts of ethical flags.
This is a phonied-up story by a fake leader. I hope TV news editors and anchors around the state don't take the bait - - just the way he's counting on a racialized voter base to jump at it.
If this is Walker's message, TV should tell him to buy an ad. The rest of us just wish he'd zip it.