By Jeff Simpson
As capper pointed out recently, Scott Walker had some very interesting things to say about Mary Burke.
As mind-boggling as the hypocrisy of these state senators is, the hypocrisy that comes out of Scott Walker's mouth is utterly breathtaking in its audacity (emphasis mine):
During a campaign stop in West Bend, Walker indicated Burke had not gone far enough in dealing with the controversy over the copied passages.
Asked if Burke should pull out of the race, Walker said, "She should ultimately fess up to what actually happened with that plan."
"People expect a leader that's going to take responsibility for their actions," he added. "Most people look at this and question, either you didn't know what was in the plan, or you did and you hoped that people wouldn't find out that it came from somewhere else."
It is interesting that the person who was on the receiving end of the following emails:
1. From Scott Walker's chief of staff Tom Nardelli:
2. Another from Nardelli:
The deputy chief of staff to then-County Executive Scott Walker praised a racist email forwarded to her in 2010 that joked welfare recipients are “mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who the r [sic] Daddys [sic] are.”
The email tells the story of a dog owner who asks the government for canine welfare checks because the dogs match the criteria detailed above. Kelly Rindfleisch, Walker’s then-deputy chief of staff in 2010, wrote that the email was “hilarious” and “so true.” The email was sent to Rindfleisch from someone outside Walker’s staff.
3. Then there was his aide, Taylor Palmisano, who tweeted about "illegals" and "half breeds", who wasnt fired until months old tweets were exposed.
4. Department of Transportation appointed official, Steven Krieser, compared undocumented immigrants to Satan. Also fired after it was exposed and public outrage commenced.
5. His former spokesperson Jill Bader retweeted a racist tweet by his campaign blogger when President Obama visited WI. (Edit Note: Scott Walker was so upset with his young blogger for his racist tweet that he promoted him to head of writing education policy).
6. Then there is of course, racist mascot protection bill, that he proudly signed.
7. Who can forget his love of the people in WI who have mental challenges - "No one cares about crazy people".
So as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker might say to candidate Scott Walker:
Asked if Walker should pull out of the race, Walker said, "he should ultimately fess up to what actually happened with those emails."It is high time we actually got some answers from Mr. Walker. I will however give Mr. Walker some credit, these documents are definitely all original and there is no doubt that they were all written by Mr. Walkers inner circle who all share a common ideology!
"People expect a leader that's going to take responsibility for their actions," he added. "Most people look at this and question, either you didn't know what was in those emails, or you did and you hoped that people wouldn't find out that it came from your inner circle."