Scott Walker Has Painting Of Poor Children Removed From Wisconsin Governor’s Mansion

MJS bicecol05_cOther politicians can slash taxes for the rich while cutting funds for teachers and struggling families, but few can throw in some Mr. Burns-style symbolic nose-thumbing like the Wisconsin governor. Via Mother Jones:

Walker has made headlines again after he removed a painting (see right) depicting three Milwaukee children—one had been homeless, one from low-income family, and a third who had lost family members in a drunk-driving accident—from the Governor’s mansion.

The painting, hung over the mantel, was intended to remind state leaders of the people they represent. Scott Walker and his wife Tonette replaced it with a portrait of Old Abe, a Civil War-era bald eagle from Wisconsin.

22 Comments on "Scott Walker Has Painting Of Poor Children Removed From Wisconsin Governor’s Mansion"

  1. Anonymous | Jun 9, 2011 at 5:43 pm |

    Be fair, now.  It’s a merely a matter of personal aesthetics is all.

    Those minority kids in the picture were from MILWAUKEE.  You know, the place that he left as a smoking pile of rubble from his tenure as County Executive.  Literally.  His policy of deferring maintenance municipal parking structures resulted in a partial collapse of one structure and the deaths of two children.  Pikkies like this must haunt the bejesus out of his fragile, sensitive conscience.

    And, after all, they are minority kids.  From a county that will certainly never vote for his stupid ass ever again.  What’s in it for him to give two shits about anything vaguely associated with Milwaukee?  Rot in Hell, Milwaukee.  You gave Walker his start in politics.  Let that be your finish!

  2. Liam_McGonagle | Jun 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm |

    Be fair, now.  It’s a merely a matter of personal aesthetics is all.

    Those minority kids in the picture were from MILWAUKEE.  You know, the place that he left as a smoking pile of rubble from his tenure as County Executive.  Literally.  His policy of deferring maintenance municipal parking structures resulted in a partial collapse of one structure and the deaths of two children.  Pikkies like this must haunt the bejesus out of his fragile, sensitive conscience.

    And, after all, they are minority kids.  From a county that will certainly never vote for his stupid ass ever again.  What’s in it for him to give two shits about anything vaguely associated with Milwaukee?  Rot in Hell, Milwaukee.  You gave Walker his start in politics.  Let that be your finish!

  3. Anonymous | Jun 9, 2011 at 8:18 pm |

    Well, to be fair, those aren’t people he represents. No need to keep them in mind, after all.

    Though if it turns out that the painting is really going on loan to the Milwaukee Library and that’s why it was removed, I’m good with that. It’s a really good painting (Is that _really_ a painting? Wow!). It’s good for it to go on display sometimes.

  4. quartz99 | Jun 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm |

    Well, to be fair, those aren’t people he represents. No need to keep them in mind, after all.

    Though if it turns out that the painting is really going on loan to the Milwaukee Library and that’s why it was removed, I’m ok with that. It’s a really excellent painting (Is that _really_ a painting? Wow!). It’s good for it to go on display sometimes.

  5. Anonymous | Jun 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm |

    Better in a museum then in the company of the reeking stench that is Walker…his passing curls the paper.

  6. GoodDoktorBad | Jun 9, 2011 at 4:41 pm |

    Better in a museum then in the company of the reeking stench that is Walker…his passing curls the paper.

  7. Mamagriff50 | Jun 9, 2011 at 8:44 pm |

    Remember the old adage…If I don’t see it, [the poor], It doesnt exist…..

  8. Mamagriff50 | Jun 9, 2011 at 4:44 pm |

    Remember the old adage…If I don’t see it, [the poor], It doesnt exist…..

  9. What a dickhole. 

  10. What a dickhole. 

  11. Edward Delatorre | Jun 9, 2011 at 10:01 pm |

    is that a chem-trail in the painting?

  12. Edward Delatorre | Jun 9, 2011 at 10:01 pm |

    is that a chem-trail in the painting?

  13. Edward Delatorre | Jun 9, 2011 at 10:01 pm |

    is that a chem-trail in the painting?

  14. Edward Delatorre | Jun 9, 2011 at 6:01 pm |

    is that a chem-trail in the painting?

  15. Might as well remove it. Once we needed pictures to remind us that poverty still exists in the US. Thanks to years of hard work and dedication by corporations and think tanks and their government stooges…we no longer need these reminders…we’re living them.

  16. Might as well remove it. Once we needed pictures to remind us that poverty still exists in the US. Thanks to years of hard work and dedication by corporations and think tanks and their government stooges…we no longer need these reminders…we’re living them.

  17. Anonymous | Jun 10, 2011 at 6:24 am |

    Well, in fairness, it is a pretty ugly painting.  I’d want to get rid of it as well..

  18. reubenavery | Jun 10, 2011 at 2:24 am |

    Well, in fairness, it is a pretty ugly painting.  I’d want to get rid of it as well..

  19. The article quotes-
    ” Scott Walker and his wife Tonette replaced it with a portrait of Old Abe, a Civil War-era bald eagle from Wisconsin.”
    Okay, erm…..Abe Lincoln was born in Kentucky but is most closely associated with Illinois (“the Land of Lincoln”), where he lived most of his life and began his political career.  No: Lincoln is not from Wisconsin and has nothing to do with that state Jacob Sloan.  The author of this tiny article Jacob Sloan is a fucking idiot and should stop writing and find a new occupation (or at the very least check his facts before submitting articles for publication). Hey Jacob I hear Wendy’s is hiring smiling faces, LOL 😀

  20. The article quotes-
    ” Scott Walker and his wife Tonette replaced it with a portrait of Old Abe, a Civil War-era bald eagle from Wisconsin.”
    Okay, erm…..Abe Lincoln was born in Kentucky but is most closely associated with Illinois (“the Land of Lincoln”), where he lived most of his life and began his political career.  No: Lincoln is not from Wisconsin and has nothing to do with that state Jacob Sloan.  The author of this tiny article Jacob Sloan is a fucking idiot and should stop writing and find a new occupation (or at the very least check his facts before submitting articles for publication). Hey Jacob I hear Wendy’s is hiring smiling faces, LOL 😀

    • Liam_McGonagle | Jun 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm |

      Sherlock, have you stopped to consider that “from Wisconsin” may refer either to the bald-eagle or the portrait itself and not Lincoln the man?

      The English language may have a few subtleties / ambiguties you haven’t picked up on yet.

  21. Anonymous | Jun 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm |

    Sherlock, have you stopped to consider that “from Wisconsin” may refer either to the bald-eagle or the portrait itself and not Lincoln the man.

    The English language may have a few subtleties / ambiguties you haven’t picked up on yet.

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