Strike another name from the list of viable Republican candidates for president. Because the Governor of Wisconsin just stepped up to the ledge of insanity and tossed himself into the abyss.
… Walker said on Sunday that a wall along the border between the United States and Canada is a “legitimate issue” to consider.
Oh my dear Lord. Cue the calliope music, Sister Sadie, we got a real Bozo on our hands.
I realize that the Republican campaign has produced more tomfoolery than The Collected Oeuvre of Benny Hill, but for me, this one takes the cake.
Let’s start with the fact that a US/Mexico wall is unworkable, and double it. The US/Canada border is more than twice as long as the Mexican border.
Not. Counting. Alaska.
Walker has generally been considered a “serious” contender, but his talk of a 5,500-mile wall (including Alaska) just sealed his membership in the Nutbucket Brigade alongside the likes of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal, and distinguished VTGOP guest speaker Rand Paul.
What’s worse, he’s not some yay-hoo from Oklahoma; he is the actual Governor of a state
that shares an actual border with Canada. It’s a rough, remote boundary that includes a hell of a lot of water and swampland. And pretty much no people. (NOTE: This native Michigander made a dumb geographical error here. See below.)
Let’s not forget that no one has identified any sort of broad security risk on the northern border. Certainly not a security risk that would justify spending God knows how many billions of dollars on a stupid fence through thousands of miles of forest, water, mountains, and wilderness. Plus that hotbed of terrorist activity, Derby Line.
Okay, okay, I know: he’s not serious, he’s just pandering. Trying to outmaneuver The Donald. But c’mon now: if you’re going to pander, do it in a way that’s not quite so obviously wackadoodle.
Because really, Scott Walker would have done more to legitimize himself if he had jumped up in the air, shouted “HERP DERP DERP DERPITY DERRRRP,” pulled down his pants, and dropped a load on Chuck Todd’s desk.
Postscript. As noted above, Wisconsin does not, in fact, share a land border with Canada. It does share a water border, somewhere in Lake Superior. My mistake, but the point stands: Scott Walker should know first-hand that the notion of a US/Canada wall is absurd on its face. In that part of the country, the US/Canada border is mainly underwater — in four of the five Great Lakes and associted waterways. Where does the wall go there, Scotty?
Still, it serves me right to make a stupid mistake in a post where I’m calling someone else stupid. My apologies.