MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker plans to participate in the state’s official Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday ceremony Monday.

The state’s ceremony is planned over the noon hour in the Capitol rotunda. It is one of several ceremonies planned to mark the day across the state.

Walker was starting his day at the annual Milwaukee YMCA Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast.

The Rev. C.T. Vivian is the featured speaker at the official Madison-Dane County event. Vivian was a friend of King’s who helped found the Nashville Christian Leadership Conference, which organized the first sit-ins in Nashville in 1960 and the first civil-rights march in 1961.

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Comments (9)
  1. Balanced Beam says:

    A Governor appearing at an MLK event is news?

  2. Murph says:

    Kevin,the Feds are said to have 1,115 campaign shady contributions to investigate on Walker.So the pace of his demise is slow going! For WI that means the recall will happen,and happen to cost around 9 million dollars.If Herr Scotty were a decent human being he would resign right now.But,we know people like him never do the right thing! Sorry to burst your bubble and anyone elses that the con man has bedeviled with his sorry excursion into politics.

    1. Leprechaun says:

      Wow. Murph with the gratuitous shot at Germans. Classy.

      1. Murph says:

        Lep,not at Germans.At fascists everywhere! But Scotty probably admires those sexy thigh boots quite a lot.He probably was wearing them while puckering up,when one of the Koch boys let go with a wet one splattering his tie a little! The photo proves it!

    2. dan says:

      At this point it appears Walker will be running unopposed.

  3. G Dog says:

    Kevin, Kevin, Kevin…..

    Playing the liberal card is so yesterday. Consider that King was in Memphis to support the garbage union when he was shot by James Earl Ray. Isn’t Walker’s attendance at an MLK event just a little disingenuous? Don’t you think King would have been one of first to condemn Walker’s scapegoating?

    The sackless ones are the ones who wave the flag and then beat down the little guy with the staff.

  4. Balanced Beam says:

    So now King was targeted for his stance on labor issues? Pretty weak.

    Walker is appropriately participating. King’s legacy belongs to everyone, not just those who see themselves as holier-than-thou.

  5. Wally says:

    We think the government should buy all the stock of Wal-Mart and make it a government union business.
    All the workers could get Public Government Union wages, benefits and life time pensions.
    This would also make the Public Government Unions much stronger and have more people to
    vote in the politicians who would help them the most. We could keep prices very low
    as tax money would be used to subsidize everything. There is no reason that Public Government
    Unions employees would not support this idea. It would be better for the Wal-Mart
    workers “Workers Rights” as unions like to say. So I am asking all Government
    Union employees to show your support for this idea and write your congressman now!
    You have NO reasons not to do this now. You have no reason not to be all for this
    great “say yes to workers rights!”. idea …or do you really not support workers rights?
    And we do not want a private union, WE WANT A GOVERNMENT PUBLIC UNION!!!

  6. MLK says:

    I think we can all agree that MLK would be sorely disappointed with the status of the black population in America. Can we all agree here?

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