Never mind the John Doe investigation and the possibility that Scott Walker could get indicted in the coming months for the scandal that Ken recently wrote about here, Piers Morgan decided to press the latest darling of the right-wing, now that he won his recall election on whether he'd be interested in accepting an offer by Mitt Romney to run as his vice president.
Apparently Morgan believes his all of his viewers are completely oblivious to the investigation of Walker and did his part to make sure that those who are remained that way with this nonsense. Even Walker had a look of pain on his face while trying to explain why he'd turn Mitt Romney down if he was foolish enough to offer him a spot on the ticket.
Walker maintained that Mitt Romney should pick another of his fellow Wisconsinites instead, Rep. Paul Ryan. I'd be more than happy to see Romney take Walker's advice. If they think putting the poster-boy for dismantling our social safety nets on the ticket would be helpful and highlighting his positions as part of the presidential campaign, by all means, be my guest.
Following his survival of a Wisconsin recall effort, Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday pushed back against the idea of being tapped as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney.
Political observers point out that not only is Walker a rising star in the GOP, but having his name on the ticket could further push the blue state of Wisconsin into the Republican column this November.
Walker, however, had a different name in mind.
"If (Romney) were to ask me about what to do with Wisconsin, I'd say one of the most powerful reformers in the country grew up just down the way from me: Paul Ryan. I'd probably suggest he put him on the ticket,” the governor said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”
Walker faced a bitter battle over the last year after he signed into law a measure that curbed collective bargaining rights for most public employees. National groups poured in millions of dollars to help him fend off a recall challenge from Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat. Walker defeated Barrett on Tuesday.
Pressed on whether he’d accept a vice presidential offer, Walker said he’s focused on serving out his time as governor without the distraction of a recall effort.
"After a year and a half worth of all this, I want to help Wisconsin move forward," Walker said, again throwing out Ryan’s name, who serves as a U.S. congressman from Wisconsin and is the House Budget Committee chairman.