After appearing at a Chamber of Commerce lunch with Hugh, the Wisconsin Governor dropped by the studios of KKNT 960 in Phoenix to continue the discussion.
HH: Sitting across from me, the Governor Wisconsin, who’s not in the very cold far north. Scott Walker and I had a little Q&A in front of the Chamber of Commerce [earlier today]. Governor Walker, thanks for coming over to KKNT and continuing the conversation.
SW: Thanks for having me on, and thanks for a great interview over there at the Chamber. It was outstanding.
HH: Well, it was pretty easy after about a thousand people gave you a standing ovation. You’re kind of getting used to that, I think. And we’ll come back to some of that. But I sat down here, and there’s breaking news everywhere.
HH: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s been charged with desertion, the Saudis are massing troops on the Yemen border. This is what you’re going to have if you decide to run for president – headlines breaking. So how do you prepare for walking into an interview when Bowe Bergdahl all of a sudden is charged with desertion?
SW: Well, every day, I’ve started with Mike Gallagher, I was going to say a “former” Marine, but you’re never a “former” Marine.
HH: Captain, two tours, Anbar Province, right?
SW: Right, a great, great guy. He’s now our national security advisor, and used to work for Senator Corker on the Foreign Affairs Committee, really super guy. Every day, he gives us great information, great briefings, and I obviously reach out to a lot of others. But there’s things happening all over the place. And as we talked about at lunch, and we’ll talk about even more here, you’ve got to be ready on multiple fronts. When I think about this desertion charge, the thing that gets me the most frustrated is this administration gave up five Taliban, five Taliban for this guy, and I can’t, I mean, logic tells you all this information that they’re bringing against the sergeant now isn’t something that just happened since then. This is stuff they knew about when they put American soldiers’ lives at risk to try and rescue him. And they gave up five Taliban leaders in return for a guy who now is going to be charged. Continue Reading