The Corner

Walker vs. Planned Parenthood

One of the things I like about governors as presidential candidates is that they have had to do “governor stuff” — i.e., governing rather than giving speeches — which is also what puts governors at a disadvantage as presidential candidates. It is easy to sneer at the day-to-day compromises and inevitable disappointments of real-world governing from the Senate.

Scott Walker today offers a reminder that he is awfully good at governor stuff — putting a dent in Planned Parenthood’s butchery budget — a fact that is of no apparent interest to a GOP primary electorate currently smitten with Planned Parenthood cheerleader Donald Trump, who was, until the day before yesterday, an advocate of partial-birth abortion. 

“Democracy,” as Henry Mencken put is, “is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

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