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Scott Walker is awesomesauce? These chicks think so

Scott Walker is awesomesauce? These chicks think so

Gov. Scott Walker’s been called a lot of things. Add to the list "awesomesauce."

That’s from conservative bloggers Chicks on the Right – motto: because conservatism needs a makeover – who watched his awesomeness give the keynote speech at the Indiana Republican fundraising dinner last week.

"Gov. Walker is a delight," the chicks gush. "He's friendly, warm, genuine, down to earth. I called him Mitch v.2.0 (a reference to former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels) last night. He's a regular dude trying to make his state and his country a better place. He spoke totally extemporaneously, without notes or a teleprompter, and we were riveted. He spoke about the GOP's direction, its missteps in the 2012 election, and what it needs to do going forward. He spoke about three things specifically: optimism, relevance, and courage."

(We've noted before Walker's use of the winning formula of optimism, relevance and courage, or ORC.)

NWI Politics, a northwest Indiana political news service, provides a sampling of the governor's speech.

"The pathway forward for us to succeed at a national level is to replicate the success we've had in states that are led by Republicans," Walker said. "People want leadership — we should be the party that leads."

A shot in the arm for the chicks.

"In short, he was awesomesauce, and all of you Wisconsinites should be SERIOUSLY PROUD of your governor."

Steven Elbow joined The Capital Times in 1999 and has covered law enforcement in addition to city, county and state government. He has also worked for the Portage Daily Register and has written for the Isthmus weekly newspaper in Madison.