"For the past 18 months I've been filling out a job application," Walker said. "I've been interviewing to be the CEO of the state of Wisconsin. I said, 'Here's what I'm going to do.' I wasn't very untransparent. I basically told people what I thought I should do, whether you like it or didn't like it, here's what I'm going to do."
He was not very untransparent. In fact, he was not very unclear about how not very untransparent he was. Seriously, this guy is making Bush look like Shakespeare.
There was additional irony to Walker's quote, which was part of a talk he was giving on the education policy he plans to unveil soon. As usual, Walker's proposals for broad-reaching policies like school funding reform are restricted to platitudes about accountability, without describing how such a noble feat will be achieved.
Gov. Scott Walker on Friday told a standing-room only crowd of Wisconsin school board members that he would give them "tools" to manage district budgets and to hire and fire teachers based on performance. But he offered no specifics other than calling for assurance that all future fourth-graders can read at a third-grade level.