Thursday, August 6, 2015

Walker as John Doe in "Playbook" column

Political insiders scanning the indispensable Mike Allen column today got this news:
TRAIL MIX -- "Despite denials, ... Walker was target of probe in 2011 ," by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Patrick Marley and Jason Stein: "Walker was under criminal investigation ... for misconduct in office - even as he insisted he wasn't - over a proposed real estate deal when he was Milwaukee County executive, according to records filed Wednesday in federal court."
Quick context.
Walker: I’m Not The Target Of A Criminal Investigation
Denies he’s a target in a long-running investigation of his county office.
More context.

And use the revelation - - and a longer list of Walker facts - - as the lens through which to view tonight's debate:

The website RealClearPolitics had let Scott Walker - - yes, that one - - the "preacher's son" - - bask in a charming, self-serving persona:
In a recent interview with conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt, Walker addressed those concerns. “Yeah, I’m nice. I’m midwestern nice. There’s no doubt about it,” he said.
"No doubt?"

While it's too bad The Washington Post today uncritically repeats Walker's "nice" image as a plus, consider Walker's record - - and these highlowlights:

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