Cap Times: The Washington-based Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington takes no prisoners in assessing the foibles of elected officials – be they Democrats or Republicans, liberals or conservatives.
When the group listed the “Worst Governors in America,” it is worth noting. Gov. Scott Walker was in the top tier, with Walker labeled as a “ringmaster” in the circus of bad governance that is being witnessed at the state level of government nationwide. Specifically, the group says, Walker’s inclusion stems from:
1. Using his office to promote donors’ interests.2. Illegally using state troopers to track down his political opponents.3. An investigation into illegal activity by his aides.4. Diverting money from a nationwide mortgage settlement.5. Investigation into the state economic development corporation he chairs.6. Dismissing a political appointee for signing his the recall petition.7. Advocating for new voter identification restrictions.
Jud Lounsbury at Uppity Wisconsin wrote:
Of all the governors that Politifact has rated at least 10 times for truthfulness, Scott Walker has the dubious distinction of being the most untruthful. Only 23% of Walker's 72 statement were rated "true" or "mostly true," while 77% were rated "half true," "mostly false," "false" or "pants on fire." Here's the top five:
1.) Scott Walker, WI (23%) 2.) Rick Perry, TX (27%) 3.) Rick Scott, FL (31%) 4.) Lincoln Chafee (36%) 5.) Chris Christie (38%)This is the second year in a row that Scott Walker has brought home the dishonesty gold as the nation's least truthful governor.