Thursday, April 19, 2012
WISCONSIN GOVERNOR GREETED AS REPUBLICAN ROCK STAR
◼ It was just another day on the road for Scott Walker. - Scott Bauer and Sean Murphy/BIG Government
A year after his showdown with labor protesters, the Wisconsin governor has become one of the most sought-after figures in the Republican Party, keeping a jet-setting travel schedule more akin to a presidential candidate than a governor trying to survive a recall challenge.
"He's exactly what this country needs in terms of leadership," said banker Bob Emery of Enid, Okla., who was seated at a nearby table, clearly in awe. "The courage he has had ... is what wells up in me. The man is absolutely doing what he believes in."