Yeah, it’s safe to say Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has given up on driving around a ten year-old Saturn and bringing brown bag lunches to work.
Wisconsinites have gotten precious little information about the travels of Gov. Scott Walker. We know from second-hand sources that he’s constantly crisscrossing the country as he sets up a run for president in 2016 (and, oh yeah, get re-elected governor in 2014).
And that’s all that we knew. Until now.
Walker’s just-released 1,695-page campaign finance report reveals a bit more about Walker’s life on the road.
And I’ve got to tell you: Scott Walker spared no expense while he raised $3 million in the past six months.
I doubt that Walker wants Wisconsinites to know that their “brown bag” governor, the son of a minister, has racked up more than $120,000 on private planes in the first six months of this year. Or that his campaign has paid for a handful of golf trips at exclusive resorts around the country. Or that his campaign footed a $35 meal (or something) at what appears to be a Hooters in West Palm Beach, Fla.
$120,000 on private jets? That’s a heck of a lot of money to spend flying around the country, and it shows that the notion that Scott Walker is fiscally frugal is an absolute farce.
This is a guy who has spent his entire adult life enriching himself at the expense of taxpayers, from the Harley in his garage to the granite countertops in his home’s custom kitchen, and this latest news of his profligate spending on travel is just another example of how Scott Walker’s rhetoric and reality don’t match up.