This weekend would-be presidential candidate Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke in Las Vegas before Sheldon Adelson and his group, the Republican Jewish Coalition. When it comes to groveling and digging for any support to be found, even when there is little knowledge or background on the topics up for discussion, there may be none better than Walker.
Walker had the usual trite comments for the gathering such as the nation needing “a swift and decisive foreign policy” while at the same time admitting he did not have extensive foreign policy experience. He could have been honest and just stated he had no such experience.
But Walker plodded along and was determined to appear he was as much akin to Jewish people as possible.
Walker made a special note of making it clear one of his sons was named Matthew, a Hebrew name meaning “gift from God”. To further suggest that he had the needs of Israel close to his heart he let it be known that every Christmas season he has a “menorah candle” displayed.
Well if that all does not make him one with the Jewish people I am not sure what possibly could. That is, other than a more cerebral attempt to understand foreign policy before attending an event that is slated as a forum to address such concerns.
All we can be grateful for is that Walker in his zeal to be friends with Sheldon Adelson did not mention getting snipped.
Still this is only March 2014, and the Iowa caucus is a long time away. Things can still happen.