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Knock-knock; who's there? It isn't friends of Scotty

[img_assist|nid=55054|title=Knock. Or not.|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=175|height=106]Gov. Scott Walker launched an unscripted remark last week at a Madison conference on housing issues, but while a friendly audience approved, the joke actually was on him. He was speaking while protesters upset over his draconian budget moves shouted and otherwise made noise outside the University of Wisconsin's Fluno Center (a conference facility built mostly to service business interests, including something the UW calls "executive education").

Walker ignored most of the disruptions, but at once point in his remarks, according to the Capital Times newspaper, this happened:

"That's opportunity knocking for all of us now."

Gov. Scott Walker got his biggest applause line for that off-hand remark, made midway through his keynote address Thursday at an annual housing conference at UW-Madison.

It came right after four hard, booming knocks — clearly audible over Walker's words in the packed Fluno Center auditorium — as protesters opposed to the governor's budget-cutting policies pounded their disdain on the outside walls of the building.


Yeah, Guv. That's opportunity knocking, all right, but it's actually an opportunity that your opponents are busy pursuing to remove you from office and end your string of bad policies and anti-humane budgets. And their efforts are working. So knock it off, or the voters may soon be showing you the door.


June 12, 2011 - 3:10pm