Tim Skubick: Meet Scott Walker from Wisconsin

The wanna-be GOP presidential candidate from our neighboring Cheese-head state sashayed into town the other day. He didn't announce he was running, but he looked, talked and dodged a pointed question from the media just like all the other candidates who are running, including the Hill. 

Ya'll say hello to Scott Walker from Wisconsin.

Mr. Walker was introduced by GOP state Attorney General Bill Schuette whose introduction ran almost as long as Mr. Walker's little speech. They apparently are long-time friends and both are cut out of the same political cloth which is soaked with higher ambitions.

During his folksy chat he kindly shared a consumer tip on how to get a cheap shirt at Kohls. Apparently, if you seek out a bunch of coupons you can actually get a deal. Who'da thunk?

Anyway, he rambled on about how he would not wait for a foreign enemy to traipse onto our shores. He would meet them before they got that far. He did not make it clear if he, as president, would put U.S. boots on the ground to do it, but heck, at this early stage why ruin a perfectly good applause line by suggesting that.

He was very friendly, posed for a ton of pictures and said nothing that made any news until….

On the stump, Gov. Walker has said he will appeal to the electorate with his "straight-up" approach to leveling with them.

Except, apparently, when it comes to federal bankruptcy aid to General Motors and Chrysler.

Terri Lynn Land, former GOP senate candidate and Mitt what's-his-name for president got caught in that meat-grinder question and never got out of the grinder.

Maybe Mr. Walker knew this was a loaded question which is maybe while he had a slight grin on his face when asked, "If you had been there, would you have supported federal aid to GM and Chrysler?"

"It's a hypothetical," he moved to the tall grass. Then he added some stuff about making sure federal regulations didn't hurt the autos.

"Why don't you want to answer the question?" the obvious follow-up question came.

Apparently with some media training showing through, he stayed on message. "It's a hypothetical."  And then a mini lecture for the media. "I'm focused on the future and if you want to focus on the past," be my guest.

Hearing that coupled with the Kohl's shopping tip, made it a red-letter day for everyone in the crowd.
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