Friday, February 13, 2015

Seth Meyers Mocks Scott Walker

A new segment was introduced on Thursday's Late Night with Seth Meyers, called "Mind the Gaffe."

The target?

Scott Walker.

SETH MEYERS: It's not as easy as it sounds to go to London. Both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal made headlines for their missteps across the pond. Let's see how Scott Walker did in a new segment we're calling 'Mind the Gaffe.'

So, Scott Walker was clearly being careful not to say anything controversial while in London. Let's see how he did when asked about evolution.

[Video clip of Walker]

REPORTER: Do you...are you comfortable with the idea of evolution? Do you believe in it? Do you accept it?

GOV. SCOTT WALKER: For me, I'm going to punt on that one as well.

REPORTER: No!...Really?!

[End clip]

MEYERS: All right. First off, that reporter stole my bit. 'Really?!' is my thing. Second off, did you think you could dodge a question like that and not get scoffed at, in England? England is a nation that invented scoffing. In fact, it was Lord Albert Scoffington, who in 1643, famously coined the expression, 'Bwaahumph!'

Also, don't deny evolution in England, the country that America evolved from.

Now, Walker claimed he wasn't there to answer questions about evolution but to discuss trade; and I, for one, hope you finally opened up some trade routes between the U.S. and England. Did you bring back some of their silks and exotic spices? 'It's called Earl Grey tea. It's coffee for pussies.'

And look, Scott Walker, you're wasting your time, because here's the thing: You're probably going to be running against Hillary Clinton, who has been to every country in the world twice. You can't beat her at foreign policy by going to England for four days. The best you can do is tie Joey Tribbiani.

And a reminder: The election is a year and a half away. Scott Walker punted on multiple questions. Why are you punting? It's first down. At least try to pick up some yards, some meters, whatever.

And whatever you do, 'Mind the Gaffe.'
Congratulations, Scott Walker.

Your stock is rising.

If you weren't a factor in the presidential race, the Washington Post wouldn't devote 2223 words probing you. MSNBC wouldn't diss you on Twitter. Seth Meyers wouldn't make you the centerpiece of a lame comedy bit.


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