Gov. Scott Walker has declared today, June 14, “Charlie Sykes Day” in Wisconsin.
On the federal holiday calendar, June 14 is Flag Day.
Sykes is a right-wing talk radio host and major Walker booster. His popular program on 620 WTMJ is a forum for lashing out at Democrats, feminists, environmentalists, gun-control advocates, immigrants, food-stamp recipients, and other groups that Republicans consider to be liberal. His policy positions echo those of Fox News and other right-wing media media outlets, including the goal of turning government functions over to large, politically connected mega-corporations and unburdening them of tax resonsibilities.
Walker, who’s a regular guest on the show, made what was billed as a “surprise appearance” on Sykes’ broadcast this morning to make the proclamation.
“I had no idea he was coming in,” Sykes said. “Absolutely not.”