Scott Walker Would Rather Talk About Cheese Than Foreign Policy Or Evolution

February 12, 2015 10:57 a.m.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) went to London’s Chatham House think tank on Wednesday and he didn’t want to talk about evolution or foreign policy. Instead, he wanted to talk about cheese.

During his appearance, Walker declined to answer questions from the
audience, saying “I just don’t think you talk about foreign policy while
you’re on foreign soil.”

He also refused to weigh in on a question about evolution.

But Walker, whose visit seems to fall in line with other moves he’s made pointing at running for president in 2016, did want to talk about cheese. As the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel noted, Walker urged British investors to look more closely at Wisconsin. He said Wisconsin cheesemakers should be allowed to use names connected to parts of Europe like Gruyere or Parmesan.

“Let me put it this way,” Walker told the audience, according to Bloomberg Politics, “if my state was a country, it would rank fourth in the world for cheese production, just behind the United States, France and Germany and just above Italy.”

“We believe we make it better than anyone in the world, but we do not begrudge anyone else trying to make a better cheese,” Walker said. “In other words, we say, let the best cheese win.”

Walker’s visit came after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) travelled to Britain. Like Walker, Christie has also shown a strong interest in running for president.

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