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Walker promoting himself, not Wisconsin, on ‘Squawk Box’

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Scott Walker, the governor who rarely makes public appearances in Wisconsin and never has time to meet with citizens who want to raise issues regarding his budget priorities, has finally found a forum in which he is comfortable.

He is hosting CNBC’s morning business show “Squawk Box” on Tuesday.

And this is not just a quick hit. The governor will devote two hours to the project, hosting from 6 to 8 a.m. Central time.

Walker and his apologists are, of course, claiming that the hosting gig will be used to promote Wisconsin as a good place to do business. But does anyone seriously think CEOs make their calls about where to site factories, warehouses or research centers based on what politicians say on “Squawk Box”?

Walker isn’t promoting Wisconsin. Walker is promoting himself.

But at least Wisconsinites who do not see much of their governor in the communities of the state will know where to find Scott Walker on Tuesday morning.

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