The recall, the demonstrations, the rogue charm? It will be on book shelves in the fall. Here comes “Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge” - penned by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, with a little help from a former Bushie.
“This book tells the dramatic story of how one brave leader drove real change in his state, and what the rest of the country can learn from him. It’s not just a memoir, it’s a call to action,” says Adrian Zackheim, president and publisher of Sentinel Books, the conservative imprint of publishing giant Penguin Group.
Marc Thiessen, former chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush, is co-writer for the book.
There is drama to write about. Mr. Walker eliminated Wisconsin’s $3.6 billion deficit through budget reforms and by limiting the collective bargaining power of public employee unions, among other things, incurring the wrath of “liberals all over America,” the publisher says.
“Gov. Walker stood his ground -and with the help of supporters from across Wisconsin and the country he passed his reforms, took his case to the voters of Wisconsin, and became the first governor in American history to survive a recall election - and thus be elected not once, but twice, to his first term in office,” the publisher says
During Mr. Walker’s tenure, Wisconsin saved more than $1 billion as a result of the budget reforms, property taxes have gone down for the first time in twelve years, and the state’s budget deficit has turned into a surplus.