[Updated 10:10 p.m.] While we await the outcome of all the Doe proceedings and appeals - - and we remember that these particular documents released recently were aired at the request of plaintiffs who are Walker's allies - - let's also remember this moral and legal truism about Wisconsin politics:
Every candidate knows she or he is ultimately responsible for the actions of her or his campaign. A practice Walker evaded as far back as his 1988 campus election loss.
From Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 11:
11.27 False reports and statements.
(1) No person may prepare or submit a false report or statement to a filing officer under this chapter.
(2) In civil actions under this chapter, the acts of every member of a personal campaign committee are presumed to be with the knowledge and approval of the candidate, until it has been clearly proved that the candidate did not have knowledge of and approve the same. History: 1973 c. 334; 1979 c. 328.Walker has a pattern of excuse-making. Enough said: