Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Scott Walker toilet-paper pledge: it's deja vu all over again!

 As in instantly disposable.

Scott Walker states 'unequivocally' he won't take White House job.  (Madison.com, 3/17/2018)
Uh....really, Matthew?  During his 2014 re-election campaign Walker downplayed his interest in running for president, then launched an exploratory effort within weeks of winning. But he was never as emphatic in denying those plans as he was Monday about taking a White House job.

Scott Walker pledges to serve a full third term if re-elected and says he wouldn't go to Trump administration.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/16/2018)
Gov. Scott Walker — who mounted a brief bid for the presidency just months after winning re-election in 2014 — pledged Monday to serve a full four years if he's elected to a third term in November.

Related reading:
For 'Straight-Talking' Walker, Campaign Rhetoric Often At Odds With His Record.  (Wisconsin Public Radio, 8/5/2015)
When Walker was asked on Fox News this week how he'd approach the first GOP debate, he gave what is by now a familiar answer. 
"Voters are tired of politicians who tell you what you're against and who you're against," he said. "They want to know what you're for." 
Walker's response goes hand in hand with the image he's trying to project of a leader who does what he says. 
But on repeated occasions, Walker's actions have run contrary to that image, especially during his gubernatorial campaign just a year ago. It was during that campaign — in a debate — that Walker was asked whether he promised to serve a full four-year term. 
[As quoted above]

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