In recent weeks, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been called a lot of things. But perhaps no description is more apt than the one he acquired in high school: "The Desperado."
Bob Olsen, a retired Madison attorney, grew up in Walworth County and still subscribes to his hometown newspaper, the Sharon Reporter. Thus he saw an article the paper ran this January following Walker's inauguration. It included a yearbook photo of Walker from his senior year at Delavan-Darien High School, in 1986, with the caption: "Scott K. Walker - the Desperado."
An article in the school district's newsletter also carried this photo, and links to a panoply of other yearbook pics, including Walker's senior-class portrait with shoulder-length hair.
It's not clear whether the "Desperado" tag was chosen by Walker or for him, only that someone thought it appropriate at the time. Many people still might.