When Sarah met Scott
Time Magazine has the story of how Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker was able to meet with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at the recent Wisconsin Right to Life event:
In a room at the fabled Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee (just a block from where Jerry Seinfeld had lunch earlier that day at Zarletti), Walker made the case to Palin and a few of her aides about why she should endorse him.
Walker is well-connected for a local pol, with ties to many former Bush administration officials and Fred Malek, a major Republican fundraiser who helped McCain raise money and has remained close to Palin since the 2008 campaign ended. Malek and other mutual friends helped set up Walker’s unusual session with Palin, who has mostly avoided such political meetings as she prepares for her book tour that starts next week. Among those expected to help Walker are former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Newt Gingrich.
Not mentioned in the article is Scott Walker’s campaign treasurer John Hiller. Hiller worked for Palin during last year’s presidential campaign and has kept in contact with the Palin camp.
For the record, I was not at lunch with Jerry Seinfeld.