As Recall Paperwork Questions Swirl, Gov. Eagle Scout Should Honorably Decline Its Fund-Raising Perk
I'd expect nothing less from Scott Walker, Eagle Scout - - an important, formative biographical fact he often cites, even on his official state website - - because the early recall election filing that enables Walker to raise unlimited money is beginning to look like a ploy.
From the Eagle Scout ceremony:
The foremost responsibility of an Eagle Scout is to live with honor. To an Eagle Scout, honor is the foundation of all character. He knows that 'a Scout is trustworthy' is the very first point of the Scout Law for a good reason. An Eagle Scout lives honorably, not only because honor is important to him, but because of the vital significance of the example he sets for other scouts. Living honorably reflects credit on his home, his church, his troop, and his community.If indeed the early recall filing is a pro-Walker ploy, it ought to be the tipping point for independent voters who eschew partisanship but still want a level playing field and basic fair play.
On top of efforts to hamstring legitimate recall petition circulation, having run fake Democrats in this summer's Senate recall elections, adding voting and registration barriers in the unneeded Voter ID bill and changing the 2012 primary to a date obstructing college voters, hasn't election tampering by the GOP and Walkerites gone far enough?