Over at the Scott for Gov blog, the one and only Billy Shears offers this response:
If a federal office holder from a state that is frequently trying to steal jobs from your state endorses someone running for a state office, does it really matter?He or she says this apparently with a straight (type)face despite this item reported by the JS back in November:
Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker is among the Republicans lining up for an endorsement from Sarah Palin, the 2008 vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor.Billy also offers a link to a WPRI post where Christian Schneider chides Neumann for stating that Coburn "strongly endorses" him. Schneider then offers some fanciful methods for testing the relative strength of endorsements by requiring those offering them to perform disgusting or degrading acts.
Apparently, Jeb Bush has amazing gifts of foresight and anticipated Schneider's proposal. The Walker press release described Bush's involvement as follows:
The campaign for Scott Walker, Milwaukee County executive and candidate for governor, today announced that former Florida governor, Jeb Bush, will headline an event in support of his candidacy.Neither "support" or fundraising for a candidate seemed to require self-humiliation on the Shneider scale of endorsement.
Let me say plainly that if Walker is the nominee in November, I will support him. (Remember Barrett's record on partial birth abortion.) But at some point, can't Wisconsin voters expect a vigorous debate on the issues between the two major Republican candidates and their various camps?
Anonymous sniping about non-issues doesn't help bring jobs to this state, repair the fiscal time bomb left behind by the Doyle administration, or restore confidence in Wisconsin government, and at some point may in fact start to hurt the Walker campaign. I honestly wish the gang at Scott for Gov would elevate the debate, but I'm not hopeful.
Now we know how many blog posts it takes to fill Shank Hall.