By Jeff Simpson
We keep getting shown various versions of Scott Walker.
There is the Scott Walker who told us that he wanted to work with the unions:
Then there is the Scott Walker that "dropped a bomb" on WI by ending the unions:
There is the Scott Walker who swore in front of the State of WI that he "stood before you, not as the Governor of one political party or another, not as the Governor of one part of the state or another, today, I stand before you as the Governor of all of the people in the great state of WI(approx 8:15 in)."
Today, I stand before you - not as the governor of one party or another; or the governor of one part of the state or another. Today, I stand before you as the Governor for all of the people in this State of Wisconsin.
Then there is the Scott Walker who had yet another secret plan:
The Scott Walker who was so disappointed in Ryan Braun for lying to the fans!
Then there is the Scott Walker who leads all politicians in false, mostly false and "pants on fire" statements on Politifact.
There is the Scott Walker who shows up at the a Boys and Girl's club event:
Then there is the Scott Walker who allows many in his staff to say and share racist emails, tweets, stories and jokes at will.
I find it disturbing that Walker consistently seems to surround himself with people who hold racist, homophobic and classist beliefs. In such a short amount of time and with only the smallest peek behind the curtain, we have discovered more than a handful of morally repugnant individuals whom Walker not only associated with but pulled into his inner circle. And because of all of this, I have to ask: Is the governor racist? Is he disdainful of the poor and needy? Is he homophobic? Does he hate immigrants?
That Palmisano and Krieser were fired after their social media comments came to light only serves to demonstrate Walker's discomfort with being publicly associated with people who hold repugnant opinions. When those same opinions were expressed privately, there appears to have been no repercussion. And ultimately, the firings do nothing to explain how a discriminatory culture has been allowed to flourish under Walker's administrations over the years.
As a Wisconsinite deeply disturbed by these events, I deserve answers. Walker cannot try to claim that this is "old news" or settled history. It's not.
There appears to be two very very different Scott Walker's. The public one and the private one.
To Tell The Truth Mr. Governor. Will the real Scott Walker, Please Stand up?