Friday, February 20, 2015

Bloomberg News nails incidental governor: "Scott Walker's New Specialty: Punting"

It seems the nation is quickly waking up to our incidental governors annoying habit of word salad non-answers.

Walker is now the nation’s most ideologically driven, yet most uncommitted “incidental presidential candidate” ever. Major party issues that are “not on his radar,” will definitely get his signature, but at the same time were never his focus...if things went terribly wrong.

I've even documented his “punting” abilities here, in a Journal Sentinel interview that’ll blow your mind. If it wasn't so scary it would be funny.

Bloomberg News picked up on Walker’s word salad non-answers right away (suggesting it's something "new"), thanks to his out-of-the-gate, biggest campaign blunder to date, “I’m going to punt on that one.” Finally, an honest answer:
Scott Walker is punting again. When asked whether he agreed with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who said at a dinner the two attended on Wednesday that he doesn't believe President Obama "loves America," Walker declined again to get drawn into a tangle. 

Americans are starting to get used to evasive answers like that from the Wisconsin governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate…
MSNBC's Chris Hayes and Esquire Magazine's Charles Pierce expose the Walker fraud:

Bloomberg News: "I’m going to punt on that one,” he said on Feb. 11 when asked he believed in evolution. "That’s a question a politician shouldn’t be involved in one way or the other." BBC radio host Justin Webb—argued during the interview that the topic was fair game, and noted that U.K. politicians are comfortable siding purely with science. “Any British politician, right or left wing, would laugh and say ‘Yes of course evolution’s true,’” Webb told Walker. (The British government banned creationism from schools in 2012.)
If evolution is not something politicians shouldn't be involved with, then why are Republican politicians trying to remove or discredit evolution in our public schools?  The GOP has a history of this.
Back in January, Bloomberg reporters Michael C. Bender and John McCormick declared that, unlike being an engaging public speaker, "avoiding any topics that are off-message" is one of Walker's big skills.
Asked whether he supports federal requirements to buy fuels made from corn, soybean and other products—a significant issue just over the border in Iowa—Walker took a pass. "That's something that should I be a candidate in the future, I probably would have to take a stand on that," he said, according to

In June, Walker ducked questions about the state's ban on same-sex marriage being overturned, saying, "Voters don't talk to me about that." In 2012, he declined to comment about a bill aimed at repealing a pay-equity law and then quietly signed it into law.
From an Upfront with Mike Gousha interview, gubernatorial candidate and 3 term Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker provided his non-answer word salad regarding his own counties economic and jobs failure:

Mike Gousha: "There are going to be people who say look, Milwaukee county has the highest poverty rate in the state, we're losing jobs in the city of Milwaukee, your largest municipality at a rate almost unmatched by any other big city. Do you share any responsibility for that?"

Walker: "Everybody does, but the state of Wisconsin has done specific things, policy wise, that have effected jobs here...if you look at the tax increases of $1.2 billion of new taxes..."

Mike Gousha: "Do you think you bare any of the responsibility for the numbers I just mentioned for the poverty rate, for the lack of employment right now in this community?"

Walker: "No, for us that's been an issue for years...politicians don't create jobs or eliminate jobs...!"
Walker didn't even get a break from the Journal Sentinel, who piled on after the disappointing "none answer" on Fox News Sunday. Host Chris Wallace even brought up the ramifications of the John Doe convictions and private email account on Walker's possible run for president:

Host Chris Wallace pressed Walker on whether he knew there was a private email account.

Walker responded, "Again, it's one of those where I point out the district attorney looked into every single one of those issues."

Wallace interjected: "But sir, you're not answering my question."

Walker said, "No, because I'm not going to get into 27,000 different pieces of information. The bottom line is a Democrat who led the district attorneys office, looked at all this, decided not to charge anything other than the individuals you mentioned, who were people who had worked for the county in the past but don't work for me today. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bloomberg is correct.I do fear scottie will be the nominee. Heaven help this country if he and the repubes retain power.