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Walker meets with Dalai Lama before speech

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Walker meets with Dalai Lama before speech

By Associated Press. CREATED May 14, 2013 - UPDATED: May 14, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he spent most of the time during his meeting with the Dalai Lama listening.

Walker met with the Dalai Lama on Tuesday morning, before the Tibetan spiritual leader was scheduled to give a speech before the Wisconsin Legislature.

Walker says "there wasn't a whole lot of dialogue" during his meeting at the Alliant Center in Madison, a couple miles away from the Capitol. Walker says of his meeting, "It was more or less a greeting. I spent most of the time listening."

Walker says the Dalai Lama gave him a couple of his books and talked about his travels and how happy he was to be back in Wisconsin. His visit this week is his ninth to Madison.