Members of the Menominee Tribe, still upset that Scott Walker vetoed their dreams of a Casino and thousands of desperately needed jobs, decided to try one more time. They decided to brave the bitter Wisconsin winter and walker to Madison and ask Mr. Walker to change his mind.
Hundreds of tribal members and casino supporters are expected in Madison Wednesday. Tribal leaders are hoping to meet with Governor Walker. Their journey to the State Capitol is symbolic and historical.Understand these are Wisconsin citizens, who are passionate about an issue and have walked step by step from Keshena to Madison to plead with their elected Governor to please change his mind!
Dozens of tribal members have walked 150 miles from the Menominee Nation in Keshena to Madison. They've endured bitter cold temperatures and blowing snow.
"It's been tough," said former Tribal Chairman Craig Corn. "It tests your will."
Corn is on the journey. He has worked on the Kenosha casino project and has one question for Governor Walker.
Scott Walker said no, he was not interested.
"Why meet about something that's already been resolved?" asked Governor Walker during a stop in Kenosha Tuesday. "It's kind of like meeting on a bill that's been signed into law. Once the law is signed, another meeting isn't going to change what the law is."
Well the answer to that is simple, You meet because these are constituents who are very passionate about an issue and have requested a meeting. You meet out of respect for the office, the citizens and your responsibilities. You meet with them because it is absolutely the right thing to do.
Scott Walker, whose only priority at this point is running for President, never thinks of the unintended consequences. When you completely ignore your constituents, who do everything right in trying to set up a meeting to discuss important issues, then people who want to petition their elected officials must find other ways to do so.
That is why a group of people went to Scott Walker's house personally to deliver a message. Scott Walker's proposed cuts to our education system are devastating and will have a ripple effect throughout our economy. Mr. Walker has proven that unless you are a far right Republican extremist from Iowa, he is not interested in what you have to say.
Unless of course you have a Fox News polo shirt, then he will find the time for you:
Another day, another shameful display by our Governor.