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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:46 PM

John Nichols: Scott Walker’s defense fund raises questions

http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/john_nichols/john-nichols-scott-walker-s-defense-fund-raises-questions/article_71430ee4-6cbc-11e2-8ed4-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz2JqaAp0yf

Imagine that Scott Walker was not America’s conservative poster boy.

Imagine that he was a liberal governor who had made national news implementing progressive reforms.

What would our friends at Fox News and on right-wing talk radio make sure every American knew? That the governor maintains a criminal defense fund, of course.

And on that front, recent days would have brought some interesting news.

While most Americans were preparing to celebrate New Year’s Eve, newly released documents revealed that Wisconsin’s governor was quietly doing something else: transferring $40,000 from his campaign account to the secretive fund he uses to pay some of the top criminal defense lawyers in the country.

Walker continues to assert he is not the target of the John Doe probe that has led to the convictions of his closest political aide, his former deputy chief of staff, former scheduler and a top campaign contributor on charges of theft, violations of the public trust, making illegal campaign contributions and various other felonies and misdemeanors.







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yourout Feb 2013 #1
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Response to hue (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:01 PM

1. I don't drink much but the day Snotty Scotty is indited demands a couple of Spotted Cows.

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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:50 PM

2. Doesn't having a criminal defense fund

 

imply he is a criminal?

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Response to Tagish_Charlie (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:45 PM

3. You would think so!

But Snotty seems to think that he can buy his way out of trouble.

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