Journal Sentinel columnist Dan Bice tells us Gov. Scott Walker claims to be a man of integrity and so, isn’t worried about a John Doe investigation of his current and former aides.
“I know that throughout my career-first in the Legislature, then as county executive and now for the last 10 months as governor—I live by the standards I got from my parents,” said Walker, whose father was a Baptist minister. “ Certainly, they got me to the rank of Eagle Scout, and I continue to have that kind of integrity."
Hmmm. An Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts. A scout is supposed to be trustworthy, according to Boy Scout law. A scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People can depend on him.
But is Walker trustworthy?
Can we trust him to tell the truth?
Evidently, not. Politi-Fact has already rated many of Walker’s statements as false— and some were even deemed liar, liar “Pants on Fire” whoppers.
Have Walker's actions consistently shown honesty and “integrity"?
Well, check out Eye on Wisconsin 's recent blog post which mocks Walker’s “high ethical standards” bluster as it takes us down memory lane to review several disturbing situations involving Walker.
And don't overlook Walker’s “murky” campaign record at Marquette University which was reported by the Marquette Tribune.
“Walker attended Marquette from 1986 to 1990, but never attained a degree (see page 5). His sophomore year, Walker ran for president of the Associated Students of Marquette University (ASMU, the former title for Marquette Student Government). He was accused of violating campaign guidelines on multiple occasions. The Tribune reported then that he was found guilty of illegal campaigning two weeks before his candidacy became official. Later, a Walker campaign worker was seen placing brochures under doors at the YMCA. Door-to-door campaigning was strictly prohibited.
Walker initially denied this but later admitted to the violation, which resulted in lost campaign privileges at the YMCA. In the run-up to election day, the Tribune’s editorial board endorsed Walker’s opponent John Quigley, but said either candidate had the potential to serve effectively.
However, the Tribune revised its editorial the following day, calling Walker “unfit for presidency.” The column cited Walker’s distribution of a mudslinging brochure about Quigley that featured statements such as “constantly shouting about fighting the administration” and “trying to lead several ineffective protests of his own.” The revision also expressed disappointment in Walker’s campaign workers reportedly throwing away issues of the Tribune after the endorsement was initially made. Walker dismissed this, saying he had no knowledge of what his supporters did, according to a Tribune article from February 25, 1988.”
The first person who posted a comment to that Political Environment blog article wrote:
“Being an Eagle Scout does not automatically guarantee a lifetime of good behavior. I have the highest respect for almost all Eagle Scouts.
But Scott Walker could, some day--if he doesn't shape up--join this group of Scouts gone bad:
Rev. Fred Phelps is not only pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, but a professional hate monger and an Eagle Scout.
"Serial killer Richard Angelo,an Eagle Scout.
Russell Henderson, one of Matthew Shepherd's killers, an Eagle Scout.
Forger, Car Bomber, and Killer Mark Hoffman, an Eagle Scout.
Eagle Scout Charles Whitman killed 16 and wounded at least 31 from the University of Texas Tower.”