Saturday, April 26, 2014

Walker In the Doe's Headlights

Scott Walker gets some Christie-like ink in The New York Times

But with the prospect of an even higher office on the horizon, Mr. Walker finds his earlier track record under increasing scrutiny, not only for how closely it hews to conservative principles but also for the criminal convictions of some staff members and the release of staff emails that included racial and ethnic slurs. 
These date to his time as Milwaukee County executive, a post he held from 2002 to 2010, and raise questions about the people he chose as confidants, the same sorts of questions that have caused more acute troubles for Mr. Christie in the scandal surrounding lane closings at the George Washington Bridge. 
Three of Mr. Walker’s former aides and several other associates have been convicted of crimes in an investigation into whether campaign work was being done on county time. That investigation exposed the insensitive email exchanges among his aides, like this chain email forwarded by a former chief of staff in the county office: “I can handle being a black, disabled, one-armed, drug-addicted, Jewish homosexual on a pacemaker who is H.I.V.-positive, bald, orphaned, unemployed, lives in a slum, and has a Mexican boyfriend, but please, Oh dear God, please don’t tell me I’m a Democrat!”


enoughalready said...

I could not help but notice the Times reporter failed to mention young Scott Walker's student government controversy at Marquette. There is no question in my mind: the establishment looks favorably on Scott Walker. No mentions in the article of his repeated casino deadline revisions or the revolving door at the head of his economic development agency. No mention of his extreme efforts to suppress voter participation, either. To me, the Times piece was a whitewash.

James Rowen said...

It's a start. Add a comment there.

Anonymous said...

The Marquette issue was not a controversy.

Kenosha Casino vs. Keystone Pipeline

Voter suppression vs. IRS scandal

Should we start in with other one sided comparisons? Let's not go there, o.k?

Anonymous said...

Anony 12:30,
If Walker was running against Obama, you could make a poor argument for your non-comparable points. But he isn't, so you can't. Walker is corrupt and there is plenty of there, there, for the national press to shine a light on. You won't get it from the lapdog corporate state press. It's about time. AnonyBob

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Oh let's go there. Outside of bubble-world, voter suppression, the IRS investigations of tax-dodging, and the "pay-to-play" element of the Kenosha casino are not controversial. And it ain't the Obana folks that are the scumbags here.

That Times article was poorly-researched, with no mention of the state lagging in jobs, the $1.6 billion in deficits that awaits, WEDC corruption, and a number of other items that would end the career of politicians in other states.

Come on Bagger, let's go there. Cause there's a lot that article didn't bring up.

Anonymous said...

O.K. then.

I'll do this in a way where I won't be censored.

The majority of the voters in the November election at both the state and national levels will have their say.