So Wisconsin’s governor put this on twitter last night:
Imagine if Noah had needed help from the government to build the ark. It might have never been built.
— Scott Walker (@ScottKWalker) July 19, 2012
I was not tweeting when this one was initially fired from his keyboard. I was reading about downed power lines and trees on facebook and was particularly concerned that a friend in Mount Horeb said there were tornadoes in the area. Wisconsin got some powerful rains in southern counties last night but instead of fretting about the danger and afermath, apparently Scott Walker was presupposing that a mythical boat he learned about in Sunday school might not be constructed by government.
I am thankful to the twitterati of last night who did not find the very essence of their being sucked dry by the thought that Wisconsin’s highest elected leader is this daft. Many of the responses people were/are tweeting to Walker are simply puzzlements like “huh?” or “what?”. A large selection are a variation on the realization that “This guy is a governor” with some in ALL-CAPS a la “THIS IS A GOVERNOR” –an expression of profound dismay.
Below are a few of my favorite tweet responses to Walker:
Imagine if we had a governor who didn’t spend time daydreaming about the govt & Noah’s ark during a drought.
— wiunion (@wiunion) July 19, 2012
— Jay Bullock (@folkbum) July 19, 2012
Personally I hope this is the first in a seriesof tweets from Scott Walker about water parks getting government assistance.
— Elliot (@popwilleatme) July 19, 2012
The ark was never built RT @ScottKWalker: Imagine if Noah needed help from the government to build the ark. It might have never been built.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 19, 2012
— rootriversiren (@rootriversiren) July 19, 2012
Imagine if crazy started tweeting? RT @ScottKWalker Imagine if Noah had needed help from govt to build ark. It might have never been built.
— wajobu™ (@wajobu) July 19, 2012
@ScottKWalker Of course, GOPers then would have insisted that the coming flood was junk science and a conspiracy of liberal prophets.
— Dan Zeiger (@ZeigerDan) July 19, 2012
— Chase (@ethosophical) July 19, 2012
.@ScottKWalker Most of the population died in that flood. Not a bragging point. Unless you’re for exterminating people you don’t like.
— Mxyzptlk (@quezed) July 19, 2012
oddly enough…Noah also had to spend $30 million in ads to get two of each creature onto the #wiark
— 1nvisibleman(@opticaldensity) July 19, 2012
Seven pairs of every clean animal, one pair of every unclean animal. Tell me again, how many Fitzgeralds are there? #WIark
— Wisconsin Defender (@wi_defender) July 19, 2012
I think Walker will refuse to build the #WIark as part of his “Drown and Conquer” strategy.
— Steven Philip Senski (@spsenski) July 19, 2012
My governor is an internet troll.
— Marquis de SOD Jr (@da_slobes) July 19, 2012