Governor Doug Ducey, the man hired by Koch Industries to manage their Southwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Arizona, hosted Governor Scott Walker, “the goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to manage their Midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin” (h/t Charles Pierce) at, where else, an Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry event Chamber Leadership Series on Wednesday in downtown Phoenix.
Walker would have everyone in the political universe believe that he is currently the frontrunner for the GOP nomination for president. So it raises questions and suspicions that Walker came to Phoenix and did not do any media availability. The Arizona Republic reported today:
Walker, another leading GOP 2016 prospect, was in downtown Phoenix Wednesday to speak at an Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry luncheon, but outside of some Twitter posts from attendees there wasn’t any news coverage of his remarks. At Walker’s request, the event was closed to the media, and he did not make himself available to reporters before or after.
What kind of candidate for president passes up an opportunity for publicity in a state?
Or maybe Walker didn’t want to answer questions about the publicity I have given him, with a comparison and contrast between the success of Democratic run Minnesota versus Republican run Wisconsin, If the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry really wants to learn about ‘Leadership,’ it should invite Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to speak instead, and the fact that Walker’s economic policies have been an economic disaster for Wisconsin’s middle class. Scott Walker brings his failed economic plan to Arizona.
Nancy LeTourneau at the Political Animal Blog does some more bragging on Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, and California Governor Jerry Brown, two seasoned Democrats who are showing what real leadership looks like. What Minnesota and California Have in Common:
I’ve probably done enough humble-bragging about my home state of Minnesota and Governor Mark Dayton. But I did appreciate the way this visual summed it up.