Walking down Memory Lane with teen bully Willard M. Romney was quite the eye-opener. Now we have a first hand account of what it was like to be a college classmate of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s.
“Scathing” doesn’t begin to describe this personal essay about Walker by Dr. Glen Barry. He describes his time at Marquette University with Scotty and his sadly familiar ways. Here are but a few excerpts from a must-read post at Wisconsin Citzens Media Co-op:
The year was 1988 – current Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is running for Marquette University student body President. [...] I had the misfortune of being a college classmate of Scott Walker. [...]
To put it politely, Walker was not the sharpest tool in the shed, actually amongst the least sharp. With a C average (if that) and never graduating, I am not surprised to see him making up his own math on jobs when the real numbers don’t suit him. This reflects the utter disdain with which he holds truth, knowledge, education, and anything else that clashes with his absolutist worldview of religious and corporate based rule. As a classmate, he displayed a shocking lack of curiosity, original thought, or interest in topics other than his political ascendency.
Walker’s debut in Marquette student politics as a freshman began by stirring up the campus with a McCarthyite investigation into misspending by the Homecoming committee… Walker lost on all counts, but not before destroying a few people’s reputations, and amassing personal power. Sound familiar? Thus began an over 25 year record of bullying to get what he wants, of being insincere and narcissistic, and political grandstanding at the expense of others¸ all for personal self-aggrandizement, and without an ounce of either personal or political virtue. [...]
In an unprecedented move, the newspaper retracted itself and declared Walker “unfit for office”. Scott Walker lost in a land slide and was deeply humiliated by his poor conduct. … His campaign was one of the dirtiest in school history. [...]
Walker seeks to consolidate his power with every move he makes. Everything comes down to a cruel calculus of whether it benefits him personally and politically, with no concern regarding the line of victims behind him, or concern with such “socialist” virtues as human rights, economic justice, equity, and sustaining ecology.
Next time, Dr. Barry, don’t hold back so much. Speak your mind.
Seriously, please go read the entire thing here.