The State of the State is Not Good

Scott Walker at GOP Convention

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has a history of using people with questionable backgrounds as campaign props, but he may have really stepped in it this time.

During his State of the State speech last night Governor Walker promoted the story of man who was recently able to find a job as evidence that his policies are working. The trouble is Walker’s staff did absolutely no vetting of the man who appeared on stage with Walker.

Records show that he is a registered sex offender with two felonies and three drunken-driving offenses. Because of his checkered past, Barber has been in and out of jail and prison for much of the past decade, with his probation having been revoked at least twice.

This probably isn’t going to look good late next year when primary attack ad season begins. Just imagining the robocalls makes me chuckle.

Will any GOP presidential hopeful make it to the 2016 campaign without major baggage in tow?

Considering the way things have transpired lately, the better question may be will any presidential hopeful make it to 2016 without being indicted?

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  • Churchlady320

    OMG – that was laugh out loud time! I have nothing to add.

  • Victor_the_Crab

    Will any GOP presidential hopeful make it to the 2016 campaign without major baggage in tow?

    Considering the way things have transpired lately, the better question may be will any presidential hopeful make it to 2016 without being indicted?

    Oh don’t worry about that. The glorious mainstream media will see to it that all loose ends are tied and that any kind of dirt will be swept under the rug. Gotta make that horserace look interesting to sell to advertisers the American public, dontcha know.

  • Ned F

    This could work for the Walker campaign…”If I can get this guy a job, everyone can get a job.”

    • D_C_Wilson

      Too bad Jeffrey Dahlmer is dead. Imagine how impressive it would be if Walker could get him a job!

  • muselet

    Scott Walker’s people aren’t exactly detail-oriented, are they?

    –alopecia

  • http://phydeauxpseaks.blogspot.com/ Bob Rutledge

    Behind the scenes conversation:

    Aide#1: Did you vet this guy?
    Aide#2: Yeah, I think he was in the army or something.