Walker might have been better just doing it quietly though. It has now brought some attention he's not going to want.
Around the base of the tree, Walker had a toy train set set up. This caught the attention of the editorial board of the Cap Times, which used it, and the anniversary of the death of high speed rail coming to Wisconsin, to hammer home the point that Walker was an idiot for killing the train, and subsequently, all of the jobs and the boost to the state's economy.
While those erudite editors are absolutely correct, and I agree fully with them, they had an even bigger story right under their noses, in my humble opinion.
I would have you, gentle reader, take a close look at the picture they have accompanying their piece:
|Photo courtesy of Larry Tamiso, via The Cap Times|
The editorial board already pointed out the little decal of Walker's derision-worthy slogan of Wisconsin being supposedly open for business.
I would point out the logo on the left of the picture - the one that has a "W" and a "S" with what looks like an inverted "T" over them.
No, that does not stand for "Walker, Scott."
That logo, my friends, is the one for Wisconsin and Southern Railroad.
The president and CEO of Wisconsin and Southern Railroad was William E. Gardner. Gardner is the first person to have been charged and convicted in relation to the ongoing John Doe investigation, commonly referred to as Walkergate, which is looking into Scott Walker and his campaign for illegal activities.
Gardner was convicted of making illegal campaign donations, to the tune of $70,000, using the railroads money, laundered through family members and employees.
Incidentally, if the gentle reader was not aware, Wisconsin and Southern is in the process of being sold to a Kansas-based company named Watco Transportation Services. And the folks at Watco are mighty proud of the fact that their biggest customer is Koch Industries. The folks at Watco deny that there is any kind of correlation, which must be true, since no one connected to the Koch Brothers or Walker has ever lied to the public, right?
Almost every Wisconsinite is well aware that Walker is every bit the arrogant and pompous ass, but it is simply beyond the pale for him to have a replica of a Wisconsin and Southern Railroad, a company whose CEO was convicted of making illegal and excessive donations to his campaign, set up in the middle of the People's House, the state Capitol Building. He is making a mockery of the justice system, the election laws and of this historic building.
That train needs to be removed immediately!
Then Walker, who has done nothing but embarrass the state in front of the world as he blatantly flaunts his corruption, can take the next train out of the state and stay gone.