Newly-released documents suppressed during Scott Walker's campaign for Governor prove the Milwaukee County Executive has no business running for or serving as Governor of Wisconsin.
As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, County records show that:
There are no systematic inspections of County-owned buildings - - pieces of which have fallen at the Courthouse, O'Donnell Park and the Airport.
The County Mental Health Complex is a violent hell-hole, with assaults spiking over the last five years.
What does this show?
That Scott Walker had no real interest in local administration or in the daily mechanics of County government when he came in to the job in 2002 as an alleged "reformer"other than to use the office as a political and media platform from which to run for Governor.
What's amazing is that he didn't even do the basics, which if neglected, would undermine a run for higher office.
That would mean, at minimum, getting the County's buildings inspected on a regular and reliable schedule, so pieces wouldn't fall off.
Or protecting the mentally ill housed in a county complex, so patients wouldn't be assaulted, impregnated, or allowed to starve to death.
Instead, Walker was off running for Governor in 2006 and 2010, riding a motorcycle around the state, speaking, tweeting, fund-raising, lunching and otherwise leaving behind his official duties.
It looks like his plan to keep the lid on these bad news official documents fell a week short.
Opportunism has its perils.