If we were to believe Scott Walker, all the illegal activity emanating from his offices and from his appointees, were all risks taken by those individuals who couldn’t wait to break the law for the benefit of Walker.
Even as the names continue to pile up, Walker is getting a pass. It's as if “guilt through association” for some reason, doesn’t apply to Walker. Besides being a bad judge of character, Walker surrounded himself with rogue political activists. Yet Walker didn’t have a clue?
jsonline: Two staffers who worked directly for Gov. Scott Walker while he was county executive were charged Thursday with illegally doing extensive political work while being paid by taxpayers to do county jobs.
Kelly Rindfleisch, deputy chief of staff to Walker in 2010, faces four felony counts of misconduct in office for working for then-Rep. Brett Davis' 2010 campaign for lieutenant governor while on the county clock. Davis, who lost in the Republican primary, is now Walker's state Medicaid director. "In the course of the investigation, it was learned that a private e-mail network was established and operated out of the County Executive's office and that the private network was used to communicate both political campaign and government work related information to select individuals," said a press release from District Attorney John Chisholm.
Connecting the dots, Rindfleisch worked illegally for Brett Davis, who Walker secretly wanted as Lt. Governor, but lost to Rebecca Kleefisch, and was then given a post in the administration for his trouble.
Also facing two misdemeanors is Darlene Wink, Walker's one-time constituent services coordinator, who is accused of using county resources to raise money for Walker's 2010 gubernatorial bid. Wink, a former vice chair of the Milwaukee County Republican Party, resigned in May 2010 after admitting that she was spending part of her work day doing campaign work.
Walker's chief of staff, Tom Nardelli, issued a statement at the time saying that "no one in our office had any knowledge" that Wink was doing political work out of the county office.
Walker supporters are so dedicated they would willingly break the law, supposedly behind Walker’s back, to keep him and his cronies in power? Here's the coverage from Channel3000:
As a former county worker and then supervisor, we were absolutely forbidden to do any type of personal business while on work time. You could not visit your personal email account and other sites were blocked. Also, God forbid if you sent a joke to anyone on the State or County email system. Anything other than county business was cause for written write ups leading to being fired. And that's how it should be.ReplyDelete
It amazes me that anyone could doubt Walker not only knew but promoted what was going on. But as you can see by the comments under the MJS article they not only dismiss it but condone it. These are the same people who are so happy to see the Tax Payers finally "sticking" it to those lousy, bottom feeding public workers. But, prove that these public workers were "actually wasting tax payer money" and it's o.k. because it was Scott Walker's staff and cronies?
I swear these idiots could see with their own eyes Scott Walker doing a Jerry Sandusky on an eight year old and chalk it up as the Governor just wanting to get closer to Wisconsin's youth.
But...but he was an Eagle Scout!ReplyDelete
I didn't know the Scouts had a merit badge for corruption.
Excellent point. The media continues to give the benefit of the doubt to Republicans, no matter how obvious their actions.ReplyDelete
Gov. Scott Walker has repeatedly assured Wisconsinites that hisReplyDelete
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