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There has been rampant speculation about what Scott Walker did or didn't do at Marquette University. One thing that mainstream media have failed to do is go and talk with the people who taught Walker. Our University of Washington reporting team of UW Election Eye did.

Here is our lede:

MILWAUKEE — Polite. Dishonest. Respectful. Conniving.

Only three men have a chance to wake up next Wednesday as governor of Wisconsin. One is Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The others are the two personalities of Scott Kevin Walker.

Depending on whom you ask, the embattled Tea Party hero fighting for his political life was either an average, well-intentioned student at Marquette University — or a disillusioned, narcissistic buffoon devoid of any moral compass as he walked over friend and foe alike in repeated failed efforts to become student body president.

The full story is right here.

Just so y'all know: I am a prof at U of Washington and this piece was written by a student as part of our blog partnership with the Seattle Times. We're not trying to wave the flag for either Walker or Tom Barrett. We call 'em as we see 'em. And in this case we wanted to cover what others haven't.

Our full piece on Walker's college years is here.

Originally posted to David Domke on Thu May 31, 2012 at 05:40 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, and Progressive Hippie.

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