By Jeff Simpson
Scott Walker recently made headlines by trying to rewrite the Wisconsin Idea. He wanted to strike truth from our state(he already has a very good start) but was caught and called on it!
After his typical pass the buck, it wasn't me explanation, even Scott Walker friendly Politifact gave him a pants on fire!
Walker said fundamental changes to the language describing the Wisconsin Idea in the University of Wisconsin System's mission statement were the result of a "drafting error" in his state budget proposal.
But Walker’s administration had insisted to UW System officials on making the changes, giving detailed instructions on passages to be removed from state law. And eventually Walker himself acknowledged that the UW System had objected to the changes before his budget was put into final form.
His original claim was not only inaccurate, but ridiculous. Pants on Fire.
Mr. Walker has already shown that the people of Wisconsin do not care that the truth and facts are his mortal enemies, they love him anyway. However that will change when he steps outside his Waukesha safe zone.
The New York Times has been paying particularly close attention:
All of that may be red meat for conservative zealots in the caucus and on the presidential primary circuit. Yet it is hard to see such a clumsy attack on education going far with a general electorate concerned about their children’s chances in life. If nothing else, Mr. Walker is sharpening the debate within the Republican Party about whether it can win despite its own extremists.
Why yes, that is the National paper of record calling Scott Walker an "extremist". his days of hiding behind friendly and timid "press" are behind him. As he steps on the national stage, we will see that the Emperor truly has no clothes!