It Depends on What Your Definition of “Straightforward” Is

So, do you suppose Scott Walker had a secret email account while working as a public employee in his past life? Gee, I don’t know. You guess. Here’s a transcript from his conversation today with Chris Wallace (Fox News!):

WALLACE: If county workers were doing nothing wrong, why should they be using a private e-mail account?

WALKER: Well, but that’s exactly to my point. You had a Democratic district attorney spend almost three years looking at every single one of those communications, interviewing people, talking to people and closed the case last March.

WALLACE: Did you have your own private e-mail account?

WALKER: It’s one of those where I point out, the district attorney has reviewed every single one of these issues—

WALLACE: But sir, you’re not answering my question.

WALKER: No, because I’m not going to get into 27,000 different pieces of information. The bottom line is a Democrat who led the district attorney’s office looked at all of this and decided not to charge anything other than the individuals you mentioned, who are people who worked for the county in the past who don’t work for me today. I think that’s pretty straightforward.

[End of transcript]

Walker’s refusal to say “no” to Walker’s question is as honest as he’s going to get here. And I wouldn’t call a Democratic D.A. who doesn’t press charges “straightforward” either. There’s a long list of potential reasons charges weren’t filed . . . maybe because no law was broken, maybe because the D.A.’s office was somehow “persuaded” not to press charges, maybe because the evidence wasn’t gained lawfully, etc.

I’d love to get some delicious, honest answers with evidence and see the governor get walked out to the parking lot with his personal belongings in a cardboard box, but enough Wisconsin voters have proven themselves to be pretty accepting of Walker’s shenanigans. Still, I’m enjoying the conversation.



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