Scott Walker blamed a fawning press that never bothered to vet Burke's record. Check out the the Journal Sentinel's look at the Republican/Walker operatives behind the smear, it's breathtaking.
Watching Walker's well rehearsed response to reporters, our incidental governor continues to act completely removed from this nasty October surprise, except for his carefully crafted pot shot at Mary Burke. Walker is not known for thinking quickly on his feet. From WISC:
Walker: "Any other candidate at any other time in this state's history wouldn't have made it through the primary with the kind of scrutiny that it would have warranted here. You all cover things like my thumb way more than you cover my opponent. You cover the bald spot on my head more than you cover my opponent. Wipe that whole story off the table and I think we make a convincing case with or without that, that her whole campaign in the last year since October 2013 has overwhelmingly been based on what she's against."Funny how prepared Walker was to continue the personal assault on Burke...
Walker: "Any other candidate at any other time in this state's history wouldn't have made it through the primary with the kind of scrutiny that it would have warranted here. You all cover things like my thumb way more than you cover my opponent. You cover the bald spot on my head more than you cover my opponent."As you can see, even this sociopath was having a hard time containing his glee over the irreparable damage his campaign lobbed with this bomb. Smugly calm too.
Mary Burke responded to the political hit piece:
Here's WKOW's Greg Neumann with the complete story, a tale oddly released just before the election. Weird huh? Walker said, "They can say anything they want..." leaving the issue out there for his breathlessly in the bag voters:
She answered questions about recent allegations that she was fired from her job at Trek Bicycle and going after those who shared the story, including former Trek president Tom Albers and Human Resources Director Gary Ellerman. Burke said her position was eliminated in a re-organization and stands by her performance at Trek.
No ax to grind?
"These are complete lies and fabrications. Tom has an axe to grind, Gary Ellerman has an axe to grind with Trek, and it just shows Scott Walker is not going to stop at anything …these are lies and the voters should look at my track record of exactly what I have accomplished."