Monday, September 21, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3030, September 21st, 2015

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. (Photo: AP, SCott Applewhite)
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker becomes the first GOP candidate to bow out. Jeez, even Jim Gilmore outlasted him. Walker is the Wisconsin Governor who faced down the unions, won two terms as Governor and a recall election in the course of 6 years.
He came into this race formidable. Local political experts like L.A. Tarone even taunted him as his favorite candidate.
Walker just couldn’t seem to get traction after Donald Trump entered the race. Before that Walker was known as the one of the top three but with Trump in the race he seemed to have lost his way. During the debates he couldn’t make a case even taking on Trump in the second debate forcefully.
Walker’s exit was classy and he mad pointed remarks about Trump implying that any Republican but Trump would be fine with him.
By Walker exiting early and the way he did it, it still leaves the door open for him to be someone’s Veep. During that time he needs to bone up on Foreign Policy, get his education answer solved and keep his powder dry.
Walker becomes one of many who will say “buh, bye”. That’s no surprise, what is the a bit of a shock is that he became the first one from the top tier. 


Congressman Lou Barletta announces he was named a “2015 Congressional Steel Champion” for his voting record in support of the steel industry and its employees by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), an organization representing the majority of steel producers in North America. Barletta received the award in recognition of his recent efforts to strengthen antidumping and countervailing duty laws, and his leadership on the ENFORCE Act to improve the process to ensure the laws against unfair trade are strictly enforced. The award is a carefully considered honor, as only five other members of the House of Representatives, and two senators, have received the citation.
“This award means a great deal to me, as I have always made it a priority to stand up for the steel industry and the thousands of Pennsylvanians it employs,” Barletta said. “The United States that we know today was built with Pennsylvania steel, which helped launch America into its rightful position as a world industrial leader. I heard from companies like ArcelorMittal that countries which want to cheat our trade laws are getting around the duties or financial penalties by shipping a product through another country and switching the label. That’s why I fought for provisions in the recent legislation to give officials the ability to level the playing field by enforcing the penalties.”
Barletta was presented the Steel Champion Award by Thomas J. Gibson, AISI president and CEO, in a ceremony at ArcelorMittal’s Steelton facility, where the company produces railroad rails, ingots and blooms, and various bar products for use in railroad, open-die forging, and industrial applications. ArcelorMittal employs over 650 people at its Steelton location.


At 9:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Rick Perry was the first Republican to drop out?

At 11:54 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

I thought Rick Perry was the first Republican to drop out.


My heavens, you are correct. He was the first to drop out but I barely or for that matter, not many people noticed. Glad you did.
Perry was the front runner this time of year in '12 and this year he barely resonated.
Corrected to say "top tier".
Good catch. Thank you.

At 12:26 PM, Blogger James O'Meara said...

...always liked that song. I believe Paul McCartney produced it. I was just humming it myself last week out of the blue. You reading my mind, David? (Can you tell me where I put my damned kindle??) --Jimbo


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