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Scott Walker Talks to God

My former colleague Dave Weigel has a column at Slate about Scott Walker’s new book, Unintimidated, which he wrote with the staggeringly dishonest former Bush speech writer Marc Thiessen. He discusses the incident when Ian Murphy pranked him by pretending to be David Koch, which caused him great embarrassment. But it was all for a purpose:

In his new memoir, Unintimidated, Walker (and co-writer Mark Thiessen, the Bush administration speechwriter turned columnist) devote a whole chapter to the call. The governor claims that he “hesitated” to take it, and “was upset that my staff had let the call get through to my office, making me look so silly.” He never actually “thought about” the fake troublemakers—he now writes that he “did not want to insult Mr. Koch by saying that we would never do something so stupid.”

He doesn’t mention the baseball bat at all, skipping right ahead to the press conference called to clean up the mess. Walker only took four questions as protesters chanted at a decibel level that rammed right through the office doors. “Only later did I realize that God had a plan for me with that episode,” writes Walker. After his press conference, he picked up his daily devotional and saw the title for Feb. 23: The power of humility, the burden of pride.

“I looked up and said, ‘I hear you, Lord,’” writes Walker. “God was sending me a clear message to not do things for personal glory or fame. It was a turning point that helped me in future challenges, helped me stay focused on the people I was elected to serve, and reminded me of God’s abundant grace and the paramount need to stay humble.”

Yes, God wants him to be humble. So naturally he writes a book telling everyone that he is an instrument of God. Very humble indeed.

Comments

  1. Reginald Selkirk says

    … telling everyone that he is an instrument of God.

    The word you are looking for is tool.

  2. says

    Well, God does hate science, so I suppose He must then also hate science teachers.

    Also Walker is an instrument of God, as long as you remember that technically an anal pear is also a kind of instrument.

  3. says

    @ scwella

    Yes, the proceed will go to Charity, his favorite dancer at Visions.

    (For those of you not from Madison, the cleanest and least diseased things in Visions Night Club are the urinals which were last cleaned sometime before the Kennedy assassination.)

  4. hunter says

    “Scott Walker Talks to God”

    My first reaction to something like that is always, “Yeah, but does God listen?”

    As for Walker, I’d be willing to believe he’s an instrument of some god or other — maybe the Jehovah from the worst parts of the Old Testament, or Kali, or Loki, or one of those.

  5. busterggi says

    “God was sending me a clear message to not do things for personal glory or fame. It was a turning point that helped me in future challenges, helped me stay focused on the people I was elected to serve, and reminded me of God’s abundant grace and the paramount need to stay humble.”

    Well Scott, you’re doing a rotten job of that.

  6. says

    “And God came down and stood before me
    And said ‘Governor, I want you to make rich people richer,
    poor people poorer,
    and shatter what’s left of the middle class.’
    Well, how could I refuse?” ~ Gov Scott Walker (“Walker with God”, autobiography, pg 109)

  7. justawriter says

    “Me-damned revelation based comm system. Should have went with Verizon when I had the chance. I haven’t had a message in 5,000 years that those assholes haven’t been able to screw up. I didn’t tell Scott Walker he was My instrument. I told him to stop being a tool.”
    - God

  8. Doug Little says

    God was sending me a clear message to not do things for personal glory or fame

    God’s gonna be pissed when he finds out that you wrote a book about yourself.

  9. ricko says

    Well, there’s ANOTHER reason to vote against him. He talks with g*d.

    Wooie.

    And he, apparently, still believes in him, (which must make his Father feel proud, since that guy was a Minister.)

  10. bahrfeldt says

    Worse, he says God talks to him. He is either insane or a liar, not that those are mutually exclusive. Or as a co-worker said regarding Jan Brewer, “fermented peyote”.

  11. says

    What a way to view the world. Nothing is a mistake. You never actually do anything wrong. Everything is just another way for God to show you his plan. It must be great to be able constantly fuck up and then just shrug it off as part of God’s plan.

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