For the pack of GOP presidential hopefuls, this was the second calamitous London trip in as many weeks. Last week found New Jersey Governor Chris Christie repeatedly putting his foot in his mouth during what was supposed to be a lay-up of a foreign visit.
Likely as a result of Christie’s Britain implosion, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker chose to take a different approach while across the pond this week, dodging questions on evolution and foreign policy. What better way to honor President Lincoln’s birthday than by being proof positive of his famous adage: “Better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
Governor Walker somehow managed to do both — remain silent on the tough questions, but remove all doubt that that plan was utterly foolish. Rather than spell it out for you ourselves, we’re going to take a page out of Walker’s book and “punt on that one.” See for yourself what the headlines had to say about Walker’s trip to Britain: