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Ian Murphy Explains How He Punk’d Scott Walker

Ian Murphy is the satirist/journalist who managed to get through to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in 2011 by saying he was David Koch. They had a 20 minute conversation, and at no time did the governor know he was talking to a prankster. In light of Walker’s upsurge as a potential candidate for president, I […]

Scott Walker Playing With Fire

First Read: Few w issues fire up a good chunk of conservatives more than personal attacks against President Obama. At the same time, these attacks also turn off swing voters and minorities that the Republican Party is trying to court. And this is the situation that Scott Walker now finds himself in, after refusing 1) […]

Scott Walker wanted to destroy unions and, so far, he’s getting his way. The anti-union law passed here four years ago, which made Gov. Scott Walker a national Republican star and a possible presidential candidate, has turned out to be even more transformative than many had predicted. …recalling the benefits that union membership might have […]

Scott Walker is obviously playing by the far right-wing songbook, and appealing to low information voters, and it’s a shame. Anomaly at Freak Out Nation: On Saturday the Wisconsin Governor also said that he doesn’t know whether President Obama is a Christian. It’s as if he’s playing to the extreme right, who without cause, insist […]

Scott Walker has failed “an early test of character” as the Washington Post put it. Mr. Walker likes to present himself as a man of courage, based on his record in Wisconsin, but maybe facing down public-sector unions doesn’t tell you all that much about the bravery of a Republican governor. On two occasions in […]

When asked if he agrees with Rudy Giuliani that President Obama loves America, Scott Walker wouldn’t commit. Walker was asked by CNBC to react to Giuliani’s comments this morning. “The mayor can speak for himself,” he said. “I’m not gonna comment on what the president thinks or not, he can speak for himself.” Andrew Ross […]

The budding presidential candidate met in Manhattan with some of Ronald Reagan’s acolytes who still think making the rich richer helps money flow down to those living on the margins. The gathering, set for the upscale “21” Club in Manhattan, is the latest effort by the potential Republican presidential contender to bolster his relationships with […]

Picking fights at home may help Walker nationally, as he’s seen as not shying away from a tough fight. The problem is the fights he’s choosing. So as he woos supporters around the country for a possible presidential bid, Walker (R) is once again picking a fight against a powerful institution at home — public […]

The more we hear about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the more we hear that’s troubling. …Walker went to London on an alleged trade mission and refused to say whether he believes in evolution. Or pretty much anything. “For me, commenting on foreign policy or, in this case, economic policy in a country where you’re a […]

Walker wants to eliminate the IRIS program, which gives the elderly more control over their medical care. Beth Swedeen is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. She says one of the biggest concerns they are hearing about is the possible elimination of the Include, Respect, I Self Direct, or […]

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