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Governor Walker Jets Around Wisconsin - Again?

Governor Walker announced early today that once again he was taking the Wisconsin tour on his jet. He arrived in Eau Claire about 20 minutes late due to the snow around the state. This is at least the 3rd time since the gridlock in Madison that Walker has done this fancy jet tour. He was asked by one of the reporters why. See the video for his answer. 

About 50 people showed up at Heartland Aviation to greet the governor in protest. When the governor arrived you could hear their shouts inside the Heartland facility where about 12 members of the local press (including me) were waiting for his statement.

He gave basically the same statement that he made this morning on a local AM radio station, WAYY 790. I was hoping to be able to call in to ask Walker a question but he did not take any calls on this call-in program. I got on after the governor had already left the show. So I decided to go out to the airport to see if I could ask my question directly. He didn't take my question. Sorry if the audio is a little faint but I wasn't expecting to get in and I didn't have my external mic with me.

In an effort to get this out there quickly I offer this video without any edits. Comments welcomed and click throughs are appreciated. -saw-



March 10, 2011 - 12:16am