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News Foreign Policy Tuesday, Sep 8 2015

Walker's Stock Crashing, Adviser Equates Union Conflict With Foreign Policy Experience

Sep 08, 2015

It’s no secret that Scott “Worldly” Walker’s stock is crashing — hard and fast. Time and time again, Walker’s tripped himself up on both foreign and domestic policy — doubling and trippling down on gaffes, then awkwardly walking them back whenever he can get away with it.

And, though some may have missed it over the long weekend, one of Scott Walker’s foreign policy advisers, Jim Talent, just resurrected an old Walker favorite that exposes just how painfully unaware and inexperienced Walker is when it comes to foreign policy. The New York Times Magazine’s Robert Draper reported:

Talent’s candidate — a Wisconsin governor with no experience on international issues — is obligated to come up with a vision from scratch. Talent asserts that Walker, the man who dismantled Wisconsin’s public-employee unions, will face down enemies abroad with equal fortitude.  

This, of course, is a nice throwback to Scott Walker’s similar assertion this year, in which he ludicrously compared ISIS with union protesters in Wisconsin, confidently proclaiming: “If I can take on 100,000 protestors, I can do the same across the world.”

We know that Scott Walker isn’t the worldiest of the GOP field, but is it too much to ask that he at the very least surround himself with advisers who don’t advance the same foreign policy nonsense he’s spewing.

Read more from New York Times Magazine.

Published: Sep 8, 2015

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