So look: I understand that for the Rethugs (and what passes for thoughtful media these days) Wisconsin Tyrant-in-Chief Scott Walker is the bestest, most logical choice for their 2016 GOP Presidential Beauty Primary. But Jebus H. Ke-rist – give us a break, willya? There’s no fuckin’ way this guy makes it to the White House, not with utterances like this:
The Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Committee voted unanimously this week on a directive that would allow gay adults to serve as employees and troop leaders.
In response to the vote, Walker told IJReview: “I was an Eagle Scout, my kids have been involved, Tonette (Walker) was a den mother.
“I have had a lifelong commitment to the Scouts and support the previous membership policy because it protected children and advanced Scout values.”
Uh huh. Walker pretty much just came out 1 saying gays would cut the queue (shoving Catholic priests outta da way) for their chance to molest young Boy Scouts.
The protection was not a physical protection,” he said, but rather about “protecting them from being involved in the very thing you’re talking about right now, the political and media discussion about it, instead of just focusing on what Scouts is about, which is about camping and citizenship and things of that nature.”
Scott Walker is an asshole, he’s long since proved that. To the point, in fact, that should he attempt a serious run at the WHite House, well, shit will get real.
…(My favorite part of the National Journal profile is how the nearly unbroken strain of petty grifting that has sent so many of his aides to the sneezer is merely Walker’s unfortunate habit of trusting the wrong people: In interviews with dozens of Wisconsin Republicans, none of whom would speak on the record when asked about Walker’s weaknesses, one consistent criticism leveled at the governor is that he has not, over the years, surrounded himself with good people. That’s just too, too adorable for words.)..
- Only in the privacy of his bedroom, we hear. ↩
- The Republic was pretty much lost when supposedly serious journalists started repeating that phrase instead of more accurately writing “Candidate So-and-So have recanted their earlier statement supporting Hitler, though it’s apparent the retraction is nothing but an obvious attempt to appear less odious to the voting public.” ↩