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Scott Walker Wants No Picture With “Fighting” Bob La Follette

January 1, 2011

 “Fighting” Bob La Follette would not want to be pictured with Scott Walker, either. 

It looks like the legendary former governor and longtime liberal hero — or at least his bust at the state Capitol — is going to be taking a back seat during Monday’s big inauguration ceremony.

Wisconsin governors are typically sworn into office near the East Gallery, where a prominent bust of La Follette gazes out under the Capitol dome with the governor’s office behind him.

But not this year. Incoming Republican Gov. Scott Walker will be sworn into office near the North Gallery, meaning many in the audience will be sitting with their backs, or sides, to Fighting Bob.

A Walker spokesman confirmed the swearing in would be in the North Gallery, but didn’t immediately have an explanation for the location choice. But who knows? Maybe a bust of Ronald Reagan would have at least had a fighting chance of getting a photo opportunity with the conservative new governor.

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  1. January 3, 2011 2:07 AM

    He can’t stand the dome either: Wisconsin Capitol dome removed. Walker says state taxpayers can’t afford the upkeep and maintenance.

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