Walker vs. Barrett: A tale of two Mother’s Day messages
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• If the slew of rapping Mr. T videos posted to Facebook didn’t tip you off, yesterday was Mother’s Day. But today, in the warm, ProFlowers.com afterglow, one question haunts the waking dreams of absolutely no one: How did on-again-off-again gubernatorial rivals Scott Walker and Tom Barrett celebrate Mother’s Day? Let’s look at the video evidence, shall we?
In a video posted to the supportscottwalker YouTube account, Gov. Walker’s mother Pat “reflects on her favorite memories of Mother’s Day.” She also gives a nice shout-out to her son and his family, and wraps things up by wishing Wisconsin moms a “very happy and blessed Mother’s Day.” Awwwww!
Barrett, on the other hand, uses his Mother’s Day video to take a shot at his embattled opponent. Joined by a host of leering grannies and soccer moms, the Milwaukee mayor espouses on his belief that a Wisconsin governor should “act more like a mother.” We’ll just assume he’s talking about education and health care, and try to forget about that Time magazine breastfeeding cover.
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