Sunday, January 29, 2012

Walker Dances Around Direct Questions

The other day, Scott Walker said that he would finally take questions about the Walkergate investigation, even though for months he said that he was complying with the rules of the John Doe by not commenting on it (and that was on top of his continuous denials of being part of it, so not subject to the rules, supposedly).

But when it came down to it, Walker didn't say much at all about it, other than to deny that he was John Doe. However, it is important to keep in mind that when it comes to Walker, what he doesn't say is much more relevant and revealing than what he does say.  Here is an excerpt from the story the Chicago Tribune did on this matter (emphasis mine):
Walker also sidestepped questions about a spreading corruption investigation that has led to the arrests of some of his former top aides from his tenure as Milwaukee County executive. The governor declined to say whether he had hired his own criminal attorney, saying his campaign was fully cooperating with prosecutors, who had asked him to refrain from such comments.
That would indicate that he has retained legal representation, an without doubt, it's not someone who comes cheap. I'll have more as I muddle through the pile of stuff, but there's been a noted change in the way that he is approaching this issue and that email he sent will be coming back to haunt him.

1 comment:

  1. Have you seen Jud's post at Uppity about "that email he sent?"

    In other words, at the time Walker gave the order to Russell, he had no official oversight capacity over the County Executive Office staff indicated in Walker's email-- his only role at the time was as the defacto head of illegal campaign operations in the County Executive's Office."