Scott Walker's goofy wall idea

Donnie Trump is said to be the goofiest presidential pretender in the GOP stable – but, after all, he is a professional, made-for-TV stuntman, so his P.T. Barnum political shtick is no surprise.

Donnie Trump is said to be the goofiest presidential pretender in the GOP stable – but, after all, he is a professional, made-for-TV stuntman, so his P.T. Barnum political shtick is no surprise.

But the real surprise is that the flair-haired Donald is getting a serious challenge for Goofiest of Them All from an amateur practitioner of slapstick: Scott Walker. Only a few weeks ago, the political cognoscenti were hailing the sleepy-eyed Wisconsin governor as one of the “serious” candidates in the Republican herd. But he has since done so many splashy flip-flops on his policies that Sea World is reportedly trying to hire him to do backflips with Shamu.

Enjoying Hightower? How about a weekly email that gives you the full scoop?

For example, he had previously been a quasi-sane Republican on the issue of citizenship for some undocumented immigrants. But when Trump surged to front-runner status as a flaming, maniacal immigrant basher, suddenly Scottie began foaming at the mouth like a mad-dog, trying to out-bash Donnie. Yes, he yapped, Trump is right that we need to build a big ‘ol, hermetically sealed wall on the Mexican border – BUT, he franticly exclaimed, we also need to build a wall across our northern order with Canada!

Canada? Even Republicans hooted at such overwrought goofiness. As Rand Paul politely put it: “That’s a pretty dumb idea.”

So dumb that Gov. Goofy collapsed into an addlepated heap of denial. “I didn’t say that at all,” he barked a couple of days later. “I’ve never talked about a wall to the north.”

Only… he had. On “Meet the Press,” the national TV show! Walker was asked directly, “Do you want to build a wall north of here, too?” Rather than laugh it off, Walker declared with a straight face: “That is a legitimate issue for us to look at.”

A 4,000 mile wall to protect us from friendly Canadians? Or maybe he wants to keep us Americans from escaping to Canada if he becomes president. Walker is serious all right – seriously goofy.

“Scott Walker: Border wall with Canada. What wall? Did I say anything about a wall?” www.dailykos.com, September 2, 2015.

“Scott Walker’s Great Wall Of Canada,” www.huffingtonpost.com, September 4, 2015.

“Battling the bastards is about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on.”

Never miss a word from Hightower– sign up today:

Send this to a friend