Tuesday, January 24, 2012

John Doe Probe, Criminal Charges, Make Walker Boast Laughable

With more criminal charges apparently coming against Scott Walker insiders and former staffers who worked for him during his Milwaukee County Executive tenure, these lines from a Lakeland Times campaign interview with gubernatorial candidate Walker in September, 2010 sure look silly now:

When he says he believes in government transparency, it's not just a campaign slogan, Walker said "I don't just say that, I've lived it," he said.
By the time that interview took place, a shortfall of funds had already been discovered in a veterans fund managed from Walker's office, and Walker had already ignored County ethics' advice to remove the fund from his office and personally it handed to long-time aide Tim Russell, who now stands accused of stealing from it.




Anonymous said...

I find it a delicious coincidence that Walker's State of the State lie fest takes place on the same day that his real estate buddy Jensen must decide whether he wants to cooperate with the John Doe investigation or go back to jail. I'm guessing he won't chose the latter.

Reagan's Disciple said...

Who is the source for the "secret" John Doe investigation?

Aren't the details of these supposed to be sealed? Seriously?

James Rowen said...

To RD: I am sure you know that the source or sources remain confidential, and that a good journalist like Dan Bice and his paper will report what they can verify.

All reporters know that the Capitol, the courthouse and City Hall leak like sieves.