SCATT WANKER, YOU'RE NO DICK NIXON: You may be familiar with Watergate co-conspirator John Dean's warning to Wisconsin that, like Richard M. Nixon, Scatt Wanker is a "double-high authoritarian" who rules only for his own ends and without a shred of conscience.
Actually, I think it is overly harsh to compare Wanker to Nixon... overly harsh to Nixon, that is. I lived through the Nixon presidency and can remember a handful of good things about him. Madison blogger Gregory Humphrey summarizes a new book about Nixon with a review written by Bill Gates, who has this to say about "Tricky Dick":
But the book doesn’t get overwhelmed by Nixon’s dark side. Thomas gives you a sense of the man’s positive qualities; he could be tender and even sentimental towards his family, and he believed that government really could help people improve their lives. The book spends ample time on the positive things Nixon accomplished, like détente with China and the Soviet Union, and a domestic agenda that included creating the Environmental Protection Agency and proposing major health-care reforms.
As Thomas concludes in the book’s final passage: “Nixon was no saint. But the fears and insecurities that led him into sinfulness also gave him the drive to push past self-doubt, to pretend to be cheerful, to dare to be brave, to see, often though sadly not always, the light in the dark.”
Obviously author Thomas is writing about a man who has little in common with Scatt Wanker, besides their shared proclivity toward criminal behavior. That Wanker is a coward has been well documented (that he constantly refers to himself as "unintimidated" should be your first clue... that, and the fact that he has never appeared at an event where access was not tightly restricted). So there is one major negative trait that Richard Nixon did not share with Scatt Wanker.
But more to the point, Bill Gates lists above some of the positive things that Nixon did for America. Now let's go to Wisconsin.
Unless you're one of the feeble-minded talk radio dupes who actually believes that beating up on educators, letting crazy people carry guns, and selling out the state to shifty business interests has made Wisconsin a better place, name one thing Scatt Wanker has done to improve Wisconsin. One thing.
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