[img_assist|nid=445403|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=234|height=300]According to Nate Silver, the New York Time's never-wrong political statistician, Scott Walker is the third most conservative governor in the country, based on his score in three categories: Congressional Voting Record, Rightwing Fundraising, and Public Issue Statements. Walker, of course, has no congressional voting record, which makes his average score of 57 slightly below the leaders that have congressional voting records.
However, if just rightwing fundraising appeal and public issue statements are considered, Walker wins the title as the most conservative governor in the country. Walker isn't just conservative, he's off the charts into rightwing luny land. He beats out all the deep south's governors and he's six times more conservative than the nation's most popular Republican governor, Chris Christie.
How did Walker win this dubious title?
Maybe it was that he compared gay marriage to pedophilia and incest.
Or that he not only wants to ban abortion in cases of rape and incest, but has refused to condemn the Appleton clinic bomber and even wants to ban garden-variety birth control pills because he thinks they are "abortificants."
Or that he said that "there is no separation of church and state" and claims that God speaks directly to him and has told him, among other things, that ending teachers and other public servants ability to collective bargaining was God's will.
Or that he is loved by the Right's fringe elements for his extreme stands on wanting to privatize every element of government-- even wanting to end public schools and replace them with a low-quality private school system.
Whatever the issue, Walker is the cream of the extreme.
Unfortunely, while Walker has pursued this far-rightwing, puritanical agenda, he's lost focus on his #1 campaign promise: creating jobs. Instead of improving Wisconsin's economy, he's actually made things worse-- plunging us from 11th in job growth when he took office, to 33rd today.