Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Walker Replay.

From Addicting Info, The Daily Kos dipped into the past to bring together elements of Scott Walker’s catastrophic days at Marquette University. I've only seen bits and piece of this, so for curiosity, I thought it was worth another look. 

What amazes me is how similar Walker is now. Students back in 1988 at Marquette got a quick lesson in bad campus politics from our thug governor. “Thug” isn't just a bit of "name calling" on my part either, see for yourself from the following campus flyer. Walker felt the same way about his opponents and protesters back then, as he does now. As a character study, this is the whole enchilada:
Walker Flyer: His opponent constantly shouts about fighting the administration, a sure means for ineffectiveness.

Scott realizes that threatening lawsuits against the University is a silly way to try to change things. This is precisely what his opponent has proposed.

Scott knows that student protests and sit-ins are poor substitutes for effective leadership and reasoned argument. In contrast, his opponent has publicly encouraged much demonstration and has tried to lead several ineffective protests of his own.

The editorial board on the Marquette Tribune might not want Scott’s effective leadership and dedication to serving the students, but these diverse campus leaders on the reverse side recognize Scott as the best choice for our next ASMU President. Vote Walker.
See if any of this sounds familiar from the recently closed John Doe investigation:
Walker attended Marquette from 1986 t0 1990, but never attained a degree (see page 5). His sophomore year, Walker ran for president of the Associated Students of Marquette University (ASMU, the former title for Marquette Student Government). He was accused of violating campaign guidelines on multiple occasions. The Tribune reported then that he was found guilty of illegal campaigning two weeks before his candidacy became official. Later, a Walker campaign worker was seen placing brochures under doors at the YMCA. Door-to-door campaigning was strictly prohibited.

Walker initially denied this but later admitted to the violation, which resulted in lost campaign privileges at the YMCA.
He's apparently learned from that admission.

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