Only a few days after his big announcement at the college, Walker did another interesting thing. Of all the right wing consultants that are available for work, he chose the one that used to work for Mark Neumann. In a press release Thursday, Walker announced that among other people, his campaign was hiring R.J. Johnson as a general consultant. Johnson actually ran Neumann's failed 1998 campaign against U.S. Senator Russ Feingold. Again, of all the right wing consultants that were no doubt knocking on his door, Walker had to choose the one that worked on Neumann's last run at public office.
Obviously we don't know what the heck is going around in the head of Scott Walker, but it is just too hard to believe that these things were just simple accidents. The one thing that everyone does know about Walker is that he has been running for Governor since 2002 and everything that he does is directly related to that unhealthy obsession. So although he may not say it in his words at the convention this morning, I think that his actions have been fairly clear. What he has been trying to say is simply "in your face Mark!"
UPDATE: Over the weekend, Walker gave Neumann another "in your face." Walker killed Neumann in the Wispolitics straw poll at the GOP convention. It shouldn't be a big suprise since Walker has been campaigning for years and Neumann has not even formally announced. But in any case, you can still count it as yet another "in your face" moment.