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Scott Walker Punts On Having A Brain…Or An Opinion

Scott Walker learned nothing from Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal and their recent trips to Great Britain. He said he didn’t want to make headlines the way Christie did with his comments on vaccinations and the firestorm Jindal set off when he declared there were “no go zones” in parts of Britain where police refused to patrol due to the number of Muslim immigrants living in them.

Walker proudly announced that he was not planning to make any news during his London visit:

“I’d rather be bland than stupid or moronic.”

Sorry to tell you Governor, but you were some of the first two and a lot of the last one. When asked by British reporter Justin Webb if he believed in Darwin’s theory of evolution, Walker said:

“I’m going to punt on that one. I’m going to leave that up to you,. I’m here to talk about trade not to pontificate on other issues. I love the evolution of trade in Wisconsin and I’d like to see an even bigger evolution as well.”

Walker then attempted to change the subject, but Webb persisted and finally added:

“…any British politician, right-or leftwing, would laugh and say ‘yes of course evolution is true.’”

Sensing that he was about to step on a rhetorical landmine, Walker attempted to change the subject to cheese. You read that right: cheese! He remarked:

“Let me put it this way, if my state was a country it would rank fourth in the world for cheese production, just behind the United States, France and Germany, and just above Italy. We believe we make [cheese] better than anybody in the world, but we don’t begrudge anybody trying to make a better cheese. In other words, we say let the best cheese win.”

Ah yes, Scott Walker, the deep thinker on the matter of all things cheese. No doubt Nietzsche would be involved in the metaphysical meanings of Swiss, Gouda, and American cheese were he still alive.

Scott Walker may be considered a serious contender for the 2016 Republican nomination, but a few more brain farts like the one in London yesterday and no one will ever take him seriously again.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

 

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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