Wrapping up a focused 24 hours and 14 straight live-blogging posts about Walker in the Document Dump with a bit of historical, past-is-prologue perspective:
Among the amazing things about Scott Walker's self-inflicted smoking-gun email to GOP heavyweight financier and strategist Karl Rove is that it shows a hubris-heavy Walker ignoring hard-earned practical advice offered by...Scott Walker...a few years ago about, yes, smoking gun emails.
Back when he was supposed to have grasped he shouldn't "give them any reason to do another story:"
Emails link Scott Walker to secret email system
On May 13, 2010 — three days after prosecutors launched their probe — the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Walker aide Darlene Wink spent much of her time at her county-paid job posting pro-Walker comments online. She resigned that same day, and the next day prosecutors seized her work computer.
That night — in an email previously made public — Walker wrote to Timothy D. Russell, a longtime campaign and county aide. Russell was later convicted of stealing more than $21,000 from a veterans group that Walker named him to head.
"We cannot afford another story like this one," Walker wrote Russell in one previously disclosed email. "No one can give them any reason to do another story. That means no laptops, no websites, no time away during the work day, etc."Another missed lesson: Hidden, sneaky coordination - - whether through a secret big-dollar campaign financing scheme or an Internet router and public staffers doing campaign work - - is going to see and bite in the light of day.