A Las Vegas Tribune political writer was insulted, disrespected and maybe discriminated against by members of the Scott Walker team.
Hiding behind an obscure Nevada Press Director while in Las Vegas, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker refused to talk about the immigration problem and banned a Las Vegas Tribune female political writer from the “private press conference,” knowing she was going to ask about his immigration policy.
Using another mysterious man that claimed to be the Press/Communications Director for the Governor, and despite the fact that a member of the Las Vegas Tribune political team was invited by the Nevada Campaign Director, he refused to identify himself to the writer, or answer the editor’s call; he later told the newspaper writer that he “could not go over Mark’s wishes,” and ended the dialog.
The campaign Press/Communication Director knows little about the local media and should have taken the advice of the Nevada Campaign Director instead of “enforcing his power” over gaining friends for the Governor.
On many occasions, people working for the candidate can do more damage than those who oppose the candidate because more often than not, campaign managers — or whatever title they like to use that week — are close to the candidate and are the ones who are keeping the boss isolated so the people do not see how inept he or she is.
After some research, the Las Vegas Tribune learned that the name of the alleged “Press/Communication Director for Scott Walker for President is Mark Wager, and he was following orders from the Wisconsin Governor Campaign Manager, Ciara Matthews.
On his own website, Scott Walker stated his feelings about gay marriage by saying “Walker’s support for the amendment banning gay marriage in the state was deeper than a vote and a constitutional obligation to appeal a federal court ruling overturning Wisconsin’s ban when other Governors did not; in 2005, he ‘strongly’ urged the
state Legislature to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as ‘a commitment between one man and one woman’.”
He also has not made very clear where he stands on immigration, and knowing how important the immigration issue is in Nevada he did not want the wrong question to be asked. Again, on his website he says it very clear, “I think for sure, we need to secure the border. I think we need to enforce the legal system. I’m not for amnesty, I’m not an
advocate of the plans that have been pushed here in Washington, and I think should I become a candidate, because I’m not yet, it’s part of the exploratory process here, that is something we’re going to lay out, plans for the future. But we’ve got to have a healthy balance.
We’re a country both of immigrants and of laws. We can’t ignore the laws in this country, can’t ignore the people who come in, whether it’s from Mexico or Central America.”
Scott Walker’s website did not mention any other country in his speech about immigration knowing that there are illegals from Europe and the Asian continent besides Canada, but only and specifically mentioned Mexico and Central America.
It was not a surprise to learn of that discriminatory treatment against the Las Vegas Tribune and the newspaper’s political writer because while she was part of the campaign team for former U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle, the newspaper tried to advise Angle of the behavior of her campaign team member.
The newspaper tried to tell Angle not to visit Rancho High School because that was a Harry Reid Mexican High School, but Ciara Matthews made her believe that it was not true.
Scott Walker’s campaign manager, Ciara Matthews, who may have remembered that previous antagonistic encounter between herself and the newspaper’s political writer, may have used that episode to encourage the unprofessional behavior of the trio of staff members on Governor Scott Walker’s Campaign team.