Our gov's efforts at running for president probably deserves its own thread.
He made some bold statements at the Freak Summit in Iowa, hosted by Steve "cantaloupe calves" King. And Mr. Pierce has some thoughts
Scott Walker, got up on stage at Steve King's Palookathon and told the assembled white folks how he had broken the "culture of corruption" that existed in the Milwaukee County Executive's office prior to his arrival and that of his chief political aide.
To which he responds: Tim Russell.
Walker now spins the protest movement as an "apology" for having created Occupy. And the fans go wild... Truly, they do. And the elite political press gets interested.
That's pretty slick.
As I recall, the tea party movement (which probably made up the bulk of the audience) started in response to the bank collapse that cratered the economy. As did the Occupy movement. So Walker is dissing the dirty hippies who share some of the same legitimate grievances as his audience, and shamelessly embracing the one-percenters who caused the recession. Assume the position