Sunday, May 27, 2012

Walker to be charged in John Doe after the election!??

Update: There seems to be a discussion about the validity of the story below, which I'll admit, is shaky at best. But a few bloggers have made the claim it's a trap. Ouch, got me? Sorry, but as I've written in the post, whether true or false, I'm putting it out there as the loosely sourced rumor that it is. It's true I normally don't post unconfirmed stories like this. But it will have no bearing on the election. It's harmless speculation. This story has nothing to do with journalistic integrity or being the victim of a prank. If you're smart, and aware that it might be phony, than quit your belly aching.  

I don't think anyone who's posted it is being suckered into believing it's true.

I have to give full credit to Rock Netroots for finding this potentially big story. Whether it’s true or not, we’ll have to see, but the fact that the Milwaukee DA would wait until after the election to charge Scott Walker is standard operating procedure for investigative bombshells.

I’ve mentioned ad nauseam a similar story about how as Milwaukee County Executive, Walker ran the county into the ground, but the study that documented the problem was held up until after the election. We're paying for that now:
jsonline: "Milwaukee County government is in such dire financial shape that state lawmakers should push through legislation that would allow it and other local governments to file for bankruptcy … the powerful Greater Milwaukee Committee is looking to recommend doing away with the elected county executive's post, slicing county worker benefits and spinning off the zoo, the bus system, the parks and much else under separate commissions. If these dramatic steps - or something like them - aren't taken county government will collapse, the draft report suggests."

So the Greater Milwaukee Committee released this unforgettable statement: "We don't want this to become some sort of political football during the fall election campaigns."
Now comes this from H. Nelson Goodson, who describes himself as "one of the foremost respected immigration rights and reform journalist (and) is a member of Taxpayers for Immigration Reform:
HNGUSA: On Friday, investigative information released by a reliable source indicated that Governor Scott Walker (R) and up to five others in the governor’s circle while he was Milwaukee County executive will be facing several felony charges resulting from the John Doe investigation … So far, at least six former Walker staffers have been charged in the John Doe investigation, including one that is awaiting sentencing, but has been postpone to prevent an influence of the June election. 
Take it for what it's worth.


  1. There's no news until actual charges come down. Until then, it's all speculation. It certainly seems that Walker is a focus of the investigation and voters can judge his leadership skills, given that so many of his top aides (personally hired by him and well-known to him) have gotten themselves in actual criminal jeopardy.

    In the meantime, consider your vote for Lt. Gov. carefuly!