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Facebook War: Walker vs. HSR

Posted by Chris Liebenthal on November 29, 2010

An anonymous emailer notified me of a curious phenomenon going on on Facebook.

A day or two ago, a Facebook page was created to save the high speed rail that Scott Walker wants to destroy. At the time of this writing, this “Save the train” page has 4,709 fans.

Now compare that to Walkers transition team Facebook page which has a total fan base of 576 people.

In fact, HSR even beats out Walker’s campaign page which, after all the years of running, only has a total of 4,405 fans.

In just a couple of days, supporters for the train have surpassed all the supporters Walker could muster after years of campaigning.

And, of course, no story about Walker would be complete without a bit of hypocrisy.

This one’s bit of hypocrisy is that Walker, in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, said that “it would be unwise for the Obama Administration to ignore the will of the voters.”

Perhaps Walker could take a different approach to his management style and actually practice what he preaches. After all, while not scientific, it is pretty clear that more people support the train than support him.


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