Scott Walker Is and Isn’t Proud of and Dissatisfied With the Job He Has and Hasn’t Done

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After eight years as head of Milwaukee County government, Scott Walker is both very proud of the job he has done and is so dissatisfied with job he has done that he wants to abolish everything he runs.

Exhibit A:

Eight years ago, the naysayers said we couldn’t take back our government here in Milwaukee County. They said there was no way a fiscal conservative could be elected in Milwaukee. They said it couldn’t be done but we did it; not once, not twice but three times.
[Scott Walker Convention Speech]

Exhibit B:

Scott Walker, the county executive of Milwaukee County in Wisconsin — who has, improbably enough, suggested the possibility of eliminating county government — concurs. “It’s reached the point where the public is already there,” said Mr. Walker.
[New York Times]

As One Wisconsin Now said last week in our comprehensive debunking of a Walker ad, refering to Walker’s earlier call for dissolving his own government: “Just last summer Scott Walker was repeating his call to abolish county government because he had made it so dysfunctional… Now on the campaign trail he’s trying to paint a rosy picture of all the great things he failed to accomplish.” [One Wisconsin Now]

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Cody currently oversees online communications, web development, and graphic design at One Wisconsin Now & the Institute, having served previously as Deputy Research Director.