Scott Walker’s idiotic comment about $144,000 not being “real money” has attracted a lot of attention, but one aspect of the statement has been overlooked;
“…my wife in some ways would love it if I’d go back to the private sector and make some real money.”
There is no private sector for Scott Walker to go “back” to. He’s been governor for a year, was county executive for eight years, served in the state legislature for ten years before that and spent the early 90′s working for the Red Cross, following his dropout from Marquette University. The closest Scott Walker has come to the private sector in his adult life (besides taking their money to do their bidding) was a part-time stint with IBM while in college.
While I’m doing shout-outs I better acknowledge my fellow Jim, who beat me to the punch by a couple hours. Hey, I was busying working at one of those “private sector” things our governor has so little experience with. Maybe that’s why Wisconsin was shedding jobs for six months straight?