I was sitting at my desk Wednesday night getting ready for the 10 p.m. newscast and watching the Republican convention. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was speaking. I expected a few misdirected, angry tweets. I’ve gotten used to the mistaken identity over the years. Like clockwork, they came.
But then, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump dropped the mother of all #WrongScottWalker tweets, which has since been deleted.
The rest of the night was pretty funny. My co-anchor, Adrianna Hopkins, and I crafted a response and had fun with the tweets all night. My mentions didn’t stop piling up until early this morning.
All in all, not a big deal. Trump or someone else tagged the wrong person on twitter. Happens all the time. Except this time it happened on a national stage with a person whose twitter handle inspired the #WrongScottWalker hashtag. This has become part of my online life. It has gone on for years. I thought it hit a crescendo in 2011 when I interviewed Gov. Scott Walker at Lambeau Field before a Saints/Packers game. He was facing a recall election then.
Then he ran for president.
Here’s a look at some of the other write-ups involving confusion between the Wisconsin governor and me.
This is what we did Wednesday night at 10, after the convention wrapped up:
Now that Gov. Scott Walker’s moment has passed, maybe things will quiet down.
2020 isn’t that far away either.