No one will ever accuse Scott Walker of an inability to stay on message. He is a model product of the evolution of America's binary political system. If you have listened carefully to a few major speeches or national television interviews of the governor, you quickly find yourself in "move along folks, nothing to see here" territory.
But Walker's performances in staying on message pale by comparison with those of British politicians. After seeing these two recent examples, I have quit thinking of the governor as a Stepford politician.
Here is George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, back in October talking about the impact of the spending cuts initiated by David Cameron's Conservative government on the recovery of the British economy:
And here, in an effort to be bi-partisan, is the new leader of the British Labour party, Edward Miliband, being interviewed on current pension strikes by public workers in Britain:
I wonder if Rod Serling ever did an episode about aliens sending robots down to earth to take over political movements?