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Scott Walker Can Not Even Tell Truth About The Bible

March 14, 2015

There is such a thing as having too much desire for the next rung up the political ladder so that it derails one from personal ethics.  Such is the case of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as he deals with Potomac Fever in a way that has made him simply embarrassing to watch.

Take this latest news story over Walker’s fetish-like quality with anything dealing with Ronald Reagan, including the former president’s bible.  If one is willing to use the Bible as a way to make for a stepping stone to the White House calls into question what is off-limits for self-promotion.

Walker, 47, frequently notes that his wedding anniversary and Reagan’s birthday fall on the same date.  Walker said he met with Nancy Reagan before the speech and told her that he had won the recall on the eighth anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s death.  ( I got a tingle up my leg just reading about this.)

Walker went on to describe how, during a tour of the library before the speech, the library curator “unbeknownst to me” had taken the Reagan family Bible out of its display and readied it for him to look at.

“And they brought over a pair of white gloves to me and they said, ‘No one has touched this since President Reagan. It is his mother’s Bible that he took the oath of office on. Mrs. Reagan would like you to hold it and take a picture with it’,” Walker said in a YouTube video of part of the speech posted by a reporter for the liberal magazine The Progressive.

Audience members can be heard gasping, then applauding as Walker tells the story.

But library artifacts curator Jennifer Torres told The Progressive magazine in a series of emails that it was Walker who had asked to view the Bible while at the library.

“We decided to remove the Bible the day Gov. Walker was in town to comply with his request, took the Bible back to collections after the photo and re-installed it on exhibit a few days later,” Torres said in the March 4 email.

Torres also said in the email that Walker’s assertion that he was the first person to touch the Bible since Ronald Reagan was untrue.

“Since the president’s passing, several staff members and conservators have handled the Bible, all while wearing gloves,” Torres said in the emails. “It is unknown if President Reagan was the last to have to have touched the Bible without gloves, but it is doubtful.”

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