Friday, February 25, 2011

Walker Booed, asked to leave Downtown Tavern.

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE 2 pm: Now there is an attempt to portray the incident as phony, a prank. Was it? Probably not. The typical right wing ploy would be to muddy the waters. Yet for a restaurant that would most likely see a huge thankful crowd showing up at its door, the employee did seem clueless. But then they are after all, a half block from the capitol. Not a long journey to stop by and thank the owner. But listen for yourself to the supposed damning audio (above) by the employee who "accidentally" put the phone on speaker. No one ever says they made the whole thing up. A Google search turned up the Washington Post, confirming the story appeared in a column or comment. 

UPDATE 9 am: Mymindstain blogger Naomi Houser posted this request from The M******t, who asked that the story be withdrawn after receiving threats, along with an overload of encouragement:
 For those of you who know which restaurant it is, please, at the request of the owner, do not share this information. Not only are they getting TONS of supporter phone calls, but very nasty and threatening ones as well. This is their place of business, and as with any business they have the right to refuse service to anyone.

Another hero is born:
Mymindstain: Scott Walker Asked to Leave Local Restaurant 
You know you're not well liked when you are asked to leave a local tavern because people boo-ing at you causes an upset, but this is exactly what happened to Wisconsin State Governor Scott Walker on Friday the 18th of February. 
The M*****T in Madison, WI confirms that on Friday night, Patrick S*****ey (one of the owners) politely asked Scott Walker to leave the establishment when other customers began boo-ing him. A bartender at The M****t said that, "his presence was causing a disturbance to the other customers and management asked him to leave." 
Above is a hyperlink to the restaurant's website. I spoke to a bartender there just before posting this article. If you'd like to give them a call to say thank you, I am sure they wouldn't mind or give your patronage and thanks in person the next time you are in Madison.


  1. So... you are not going to honor your hero's request to pull the story?

  2. looks like Walker has started introducing troublemakers into the crowd to cause a ruckus - himself.