Monday, January 09, 2006

Rowen gets Walker's dander up

Jim Rowen, in a Cap Times column, jabs at Scott Walker and says he should do himself a favor and get out of the governor's race.

Walker counterpunches with a personal attack on Rowen, painting him as a left wing Madison/Berkeley lunatic, and links him with the Marilyn Figueroa case and -- even worse -- with me. (Can't wait for my deposition to go online.) He forgets to mention that Rowen came within 1,000 votes or so of being Madison mayor in 1979.

Walker doesn't say he's in to stay, though. And his Madison/Berkeley shot makes you wonder if he wishes he had stuck around at Marquette long enough to get a degree himself. (Full disclosure: I don't have one, either.)

While those two duke it out, Brian Fraley holds their coats.

AFTERTHOUGHT: Scott Walker's memory of the old Madison/Berkeley days must be a little hazy. When he was born in 1967, Rowen was a leader in the Madison antiwar movement and I was a Marine in Vietnam.


At 3:16 PM, Blogger Jim Rowen said...

Where is this Berkley University? Does Walker mean Berkeley?

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Dad29 said...

Thank you for your service.

That earns big-time points.

Let's discuss whether degrees actually mean something in areas outside of engineering and medicine someday...


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