Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:14 PM
Scuba (53,475 posts)
WalkerGate: "The Campaign Group"
Lots of new from yesterday's sentencing of Kelly Reindfleisch in the illegal campaigning trial.
Among the myriad of bombshells dropped was the fact that there was not just one or two overly zealous aides doing the illegal politicking, as the right wingers would have you believe, but that it actually involved most, if not all, of Scott Walker's administration and top campaign officials:
Landgraf said "The Campaign Group" included Walker, Gilkes, campaign spokeswoman Jill Bader and campaign adviser R.J. Johnson. It also included several top county aides to Walker: Cindy Archer, who was county administration director; county chief of staff Tom Nardelli; spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin; housing director Timothy Russell; and Rindfleisch.
And last, but in no way least of the Walkergate characters is Scott Walker himself. Monday's hearing showed him involved in many emails between county and campaign. But not only did he partake in this exchange - as the gentle reader already knows, there's more, there's always more - he was directing it:
A nice summary for each of the conspirator's role, including names like RNC Chair Reince Priebus, Darlene Wink, Tim Russell and Michael Grebe (head of the Bradley Foundation)
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Response to Scuba (Original post)
Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:30 PM
BlueCaliDem (14,466 posts)
3. Oh man, something reeks in Wisconsin politics, all right.
For anyone to believe that Walker and the WISCOP (backed by Koch money) won every statewide election fair and square should have serious doubts now. This corruption has to be too much for any Wisconsinite to believe the elections were anywhere near fair.
Personally, I have never believed Walker won his recall. Now it wouldn't be too far-fetched to believe that he didn't win the gubernatorial race fairly, either. If they're willing to conspire like this to get Walker into the governor's mansion, can you imagine what they'll try to do once they're in office to consolidate and protect their ill-won power?
May Walker and his cronies fall, and may they all fall hard in disgrace.
Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #3)
Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:26 PM
dragonlady (3,012 posts)
4. Here's another instance of unfairness re: Walker
Scuba outlines how the right-wing talkers gave Walker a million dollars worth of free time during the recall campaign, and nothing for his opponent, Tom Barrett.