Ever notice that every time you see Governor Scott Walker, he's doing something or other that looks like he's really, really, realllllllllly focused on jobs?
Usually the photo-op entails Walker wearing safety glasses and carefully studying a worker making something or other. The hope is that people will see this picture on the local news and say to themselves, "Wow, that Walker really is focused on jobs-- he's always doing something that makes me think of jobs!"
The Walker operation makes a point of doing some sort of "jobs" photo-op almost daily, when Walker is actually in the state.
Of course all politicians do this, but its hard to recall a poltician that has done it to the level of Walker. Using statistical analysis of 20 weeks chosen at random, I calculate that in the course of Walker's governorship, he has spent 2,119 hours doing these photo-ops. To put that in perspective, he could have watched 706 complete Packers games in that time!
All this would be easier to swallow if Walker was truely focused on creating jobs and not focused on the perception that he is creating jobs. However, by every statistical measure-- GDP, job growth, change in unemployment-- Wisconsin lags the national average and is at or near dead last in the midwest.