Friday, January 4, 2019

Well, downtown Milwaukee, there goes the neighborhood

Remember when Walker urged his recall campaign supporters in Waukesha County to help him make sure Wisconsin didn't become "another Milwaukee?"
Oconomowoc Lake - Republican Gov. Scott Walker continued Monday to hammer away at his Democratic rival in the recall election, saying Wisconsin would be taking a major step backward if Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wins on June 5... 
People do not want to see Wisconsin "become another Milwaukee," Walker said.
I guess he's changed his mind, now that we've got a streetcar. And all the other cool stuff.
Walker to live in downtown Milwaukee after leaving office
Maybe within walking distance of the Bradley Foundation? 

And Fiserv Forum, where he'll hang out and Tweet you to death despite the greeting some Bucks fans may give him, given that his grudging, backed-into-a-corner 'support' for the new arena and team was built around the lukewarm-at-best slogan "It's cheaper to keep them."

Plus, Mitchell Field offers more options than the Dane County airport, if getting to speaking gigs requires direct flights.

Not to mention he can grab Amtrak downtown to Chicago - - snark - - and it’s  25 minutes by car to Foxconn, or to meet GOP Assembly Speaker who-is-absolutely-positively-not-running for Governor Robin Vos for coffee in Racine.

I'll admit there's a part of me that thinks this is a practical joke, but if it is true, isn't it wonderful that Walker can soon call Congresswoman Gwen Moore, who until Tony Evers was the only political figure to beat him, is now whom Walker can call for federal constituent services?

Assuming Walker's new boss Trump reopens the Government and there are actual services to complain about.

But for the foreseeable future, Walker can get on the phone with Moore's office and gripe about federal funding for Medicaid, Planned Parenthood, food stamps, and transit.

And can call Barrett's office about the property taxes.



Anonymous said...

I'll believe it when I see it. I question whether he is brave enough to go out in public anywhere in Wisconsin. He hasn't been without his security detail for over 8 years. I bet he maintains an address here but lives in DC.

Unknown said...

Once a weasel, always a weasel. He's more of a tunnel dweller, unless he's speaking to a sanitized group of fans. He's "unintimidated," or is he?

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Not seeing it either. Scotty's still massively in debt, and can't get his pension at Age 51.

If he's able to afford downtown Milwaukee, we need to know who's paying for that place. Although Charlie Sykes's new grift is likely to supply a nice paycheck for Scotty to "write" columns, so maybe it's based on future earnings.

James Rowen said...

I think the new Sykes project is anti-Trump, so maybe not sympatico with a Trump surrogate?

Minnesconsin Tom said...

I slept on it, and I believe I’ve figured out this whole bizarre “Scott Walker living in downtown Milwaukee” thing: After 30 years, he’s finally returning to Marquette University to finish up that Bachelor’s degree and he’s gotten student housing!

Nah. Never mind. The only thing more impossible to imagine than Walker living in Milwaukee is Walker going to college and actually learning something.

(P.S. — Sorry for the constant commenting lately. These stories are just irresistible!)

Jake formerly of the LP said...

I bet Sykes goes back to "conservative ideas" on his latest grift, which opens the door for Walker to spew Bradley Foundation BS in that forum.

James Rowen said...

I think Walker likes stirring the pot. And it keeps him in the news. He could have opted for a lower profile these last few days. He can live in the Big City anonymously if he chooses. After Monday, the stage belongs to Evers and Barnes.