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View Diary: Scott Walker Removes Painting of Milwaukee Children from Governor's Mansion (205 comments)

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  •  Like Kovak says ... (4+ / 0-)

    Why it should stay:

    But in truth, Kovac said, the people of Milwaukee don't need a Lenz painting to be reminded of the importance of Milwaukee children. He said the work would have served a greater purpose in Madison.

    The big story I see here is that Walker is not only failing at his public responsibilities, but rejecting them outright. Symbols of his duties bother him so much, that he takes time away from actual work to banish anything that reminds him of it.

    The library's already full of actual kids, so although welcome and appreciated, the painting's not exactly filling its highest purpose at the library. That said, Walker must realize the risk that a librarian will make something teachable of this episode.

    Fresh off his bout with labor, Walker chooses to tangle publicly with ethnic diversity and casually involves a library in the story? Will there be protests and teach-ins at the library? Who knows? Maybe there will be prints of this everywhere he turns, or the public blowing of bubbles will suddenly become popular. Ten months from now, I suspect he'll feel less like a governor, and more like a character in something by Edgar Allan Poe.

    Why is there a Confederate Flag flying in Afghanistan?

    by chimpy on Mon Jun 06, 2011 at 11:07:44 AM PDT

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