Friday, November 18, 2011

Scott Walker and Recalls...oh the Irony.

While running for governor, Scott Walker bragged he decided to run for Milwaukee County Executive in a RECALL ELECTION because the public wanted it, not because any laws were broken. I dug up the ad from a previous post, and thought you might find his words a bit ironic:

“You… know the folks that were angry about this started a recall and they were told they needed to collect 73,000 signatures in sixty days,” said Walker. “Well, not hundreds, not thousands, but tens of thousands of ordinary people did an extraordinary thing. They stood up and took their government back. In less than thirty days they collected more than 150,000 signatures. It was at that moment I realized the real emotion on display in my county wasn’t just about anger. You see, if it had been about anger, it would have been about people checking out and moving out or giving up. But instead what happened was really amazing. You saw people standing up shoulder to shoulder, neighbor to neighbor and saying we want our government back. And in doing so the real emotion on display was about hope. Today I see a lot of the same emotions on display here in Wisconsin and all across our great country.”
Ouch! Let's see if Walker can get the Fitzgerald brothers to change the recall law without appearing hypocritical.

Just for fun, here's the take-off ad using the audio and last winters protest footage, to highlight the irony of our governors words:

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