The first recall debate is over, and still Scott Walker:
* Won't disclose if he's been formally interviewed for the John Doe probe.
* Won't release relevant records.
* Won't disclose if he signed recall petitions against Sen. Herb Kohl and former Gov. Jim Doyle.
* Won't disclose whether he'd sign a bill restricting collective bargaining in private sector work places.
* Won't disclose how he's funding his Doe-related legal defense fund.
More and more, I hear echoes of another self-centered guy who'd said he 'won't,' finally did, and was sent packing:
In giving you these records--blemishes and all--I am placing my trust in the basic fairness of the American people.
I know in my own heart that through the long, painful, and difficult process revealed in these transcripts, I was trying in that period to discover what was right and to do what was right....
As for myself, I intend to go forward, to the best of my ability, with the work that you elected me to do. I shall do so in a spirit perhaps best summed up a century ago by another President when he was being subjected to unmerciful attack. Abraham Lincoln said:
"I do the very best I know how--the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference."