Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The Perilous Road Ahead for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

Scott Walker's day of judgment is coming.   Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board has set June 5th for the special recall election of Walker and five other GOP pols also recalled.

Walker has gone to astonishing lengths to derail the recall and the recall election.  So far he's struck out every time.

Walker, it seems, is a man beset:

When President Obama visited Milwaukee recently, Gov. Walker was slated to spend the day together making appearances. However, Gov. Walker can not go anywhere in Wisconsin without a throng of protesters. Every appearance is announced and spreads like wildfire over social media. Any city, town, or Wisconsin village he appears in, so do local protesters.

...The most shocking development that has been brought to light has been the seemingly widespread corruption in the Walker camp. In what is quickly being dubbed “Walkergate”, numerous arrests and indictments have surrounded the Walker camp, including Gov. Walker’s top aides and campaign staff. Charges range from campaign finance fraud, stealing money belonging to a state Veteran’s group, illegal email systems and laptops attempting to avoid the “open records” law, to electioneering while on the taxpayers’ dime. Even an unrelated “child enticement” charge has materialized, as investigators pour through suspects’ computers and documents. Some have pled guilty already and will be required to testify in the ongoing “John Doe” investigation that first began before Walker even took office.

Gov. Walker has started a defense fund and has hired 2 criminal defense attoneys. Under state law, there are only 3 reasons a sitting Governor is allowed to take this kind of action: 1) he’s being personally investigated, 2) he is likely to be charged with a crime, or 3) he has been charged with a crime.

I guess we'll have to keep a closer eye on Scott Walker for the next few months.


Anonymous said...

Man, if only Canada had numerous arrests as a response to corruption, campaign finance fraud, illegal email systems to avoid open access to records, and electioneering on the taxpayers' dime.

The Mound of Sound said...

Yeah, wouldn't that be something?