Rove heaps praise on Walker

And why not? After all, Rove probably elected him.


Rove heaps praise on Walker
By Jesse Garza of the Journal Sentinel

Special Section: Ongoing coverage of Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial budget-repair bill and the battle over the 2011-’13 state budget

Republican strategist Karl Rove praised Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Monday evening for pushing his plan to sharply limit collective bargaining for public employees.

“Your governor did an extraordinarily courageous thing by standing up,” Rove told hundreds of cheering attendees at his address in the Wisconsin Room at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Union.

Proposals similar to Walker’s, which is the subject of a court battle in Dane County, already have gained traction in other states, Rove said.

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