Scott Walker Determined to Become President Despite Dog Allergy

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MADISON, WI - FEBRUARY 23:  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks to the press outside his office at the Wisconsin State Capitol on February 23, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protestors have occupied the State Capitol building for the past nine days while the governor has tried to push through a bill that would restrict collective bargaining for most government workers.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Scott Walker
Scott Walker.Photo: Scott Olson/2011 Getty Images

With his Reagan worship and dodging on questions about evolution, Scott Walker tries to act like he’s a normal Republican presidential contender, but tonight the New York Times reveals he’s struggling with a medical condition that can be debilitating for presidential candidates. While just about every other 2016 hopeful has a canine friend (Bobby Jindal’s team assures the paper he “likes dogs!” and plans to get one when he leaves the Louisiana governor’s office), Walker is allergic to dog dander. His spokeswoman confirmed the report, saying it’s “unfortunate because he loves animals.” Walker did have a fish growing up, but America needs a real pet in the White House. Can a goldfish star in an adorable video about White House Christmas decorations? Maybe, but it’s not going to frolic with the president on the South Lawn when his administration is consumed by scandal.