Tuesday, September 20, 2016

47 words from Doe files frame Walker-the-supplicant

The Guardian's John Doe file disclosures are voluminous, but if you have only time to read one file and a few paragraphs among the many easily catalogued online for your reading, make sure it's the one with emails from a fund-raising consultant detailing how and why Gov. Scott Walker - - skewered as "a supplicant" for big money in The Washington Post's Doe files story Tuesday - - should hit up the super-rich.

Within that file are less than fifty words which sum up what the entire Walker experience has done to our state - - and, again - - don't miss the why, because it screams the same kind of sweetheart pay-to-play undercurrent which has roiled public WEDC 'job development' financing to DNR land and permit decisions:

“Take Koch’s [sic] money,” Kate Doner, Walker’s fundraising consultant, urged him in September 2011. “Get on a plane to Vegas and sit down with Sheldon Adelson. Ask for $1m now. Corporations. Go heavy after them to give . . . Create a list of legislation that passed and benefits whom.”
"Corporations. Go heavy after them to give . . . Create a list of legislation that passed and benefits whom.” 
No wonder Team Walker wanted the Doe probe shut down. 


my5cents said...

That's exactly why Walker made himself the Chairman of WEDC so that he could make sure the money went to those he was obligated to please, pay to play. He coordinated all of it from the payouts to the legislation for the corporations. He is totally corrupt.

Anonymous said...


If only there was some type of investigative journalist in Wisconsin. You know, what out-of-state papers feature as a "watchdog".