Posts tagged Scott Walker

Special Prosecutor Looking At Wisconsin Recall Elections

The Journal Sentinel reported on Monday that the probe grew out of leads discovered during an earlier investigation of aides who served Gov. Scott Walker (R) during his time as Milwaukee County executive. That case ended with six people convicted on criminal charges.

The current probe was initiated by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office, but now involves multiple counties. Francis Schmitz, a former assistant U.S. attorney who was once considered by President George W. Bush for the post of U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin, is now leading the case as a special prosecutor, according to the Journal Sentinel.

"It’s now spread to at least five counties," a source told the paper. The same source said that Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf had been investigating "all over the place."

The case apparently opened in February 2012. And according to the Journal Sentinel, the investigation is looking at a number of issues, including the recall races, a current legislative leader, and the 2012 gubernatorial recall contest between Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

ca-thar-si-s:

kohenari:

"You misspelled ‘Go fuck yourself, labor movement.’"
Ah, Labor Day in Wisconsin.

Lol

Shamelessness: it’s a tradition for right-wing extremists from Wisconsin.

ca-thar-si-s:

kohenari:

"You misspelled ‘Go fuck yourself, labor movement.’"

Ah, Labor Day in Wisconsin.

Lol

Shamelessness: it’s a tradition for right-wing extremists from Wisconsin.

Bernadette Gillick was a college freshman in 1988 when she first met Scott Walker. It was spring semester, and she had just transferred to Marquette University. She was assigned a room in O’Donnell Hall (then a women’s dormitory), which she shared with her new roommate, Ruth (not her real name). Ruth was dating Scott Walker, who was 20 at the time, and, according to Bernadette, Ruth was deeply in love with him.

Midway through that spring semester, Bernadette alleges, Ruth found out she was pregnant. She informed her boyfriend, Scott, and initially he was supportive. That support changed to callous indifference for his girlfriend’s predicament after Scott informed his parents of the pregnancy.

Bernadette reports that at this point Scott began denying that he was the father of the baby, and when Ruth said she was considering an abortion, he claimed he didn’t care, as he wasn’t the father anyway.

Bernadette remembers being present when Ruth was dealing with the wrath of Scott’s mother, who allegedly admonished Ruth for trying to “ruin [her son’s] reputation.”

“I supported her [Ruth] as he [Scott] went from encouraging her to get an abortion, to telling me it was in my best interest to keep my mouth shut, to denying that he was the father and having his own mother call her and tell her to stop erroneously accusing her son of paternity,” Bernadette recounts.

Lady, can you just answer one question asked of you about Scott Walker?


Bullies, Liars and Impostors: How Facebook and Go Daddy Shield Scott Walker's Online Guerillas

A spate of online disinformation, bullying and outright calls for the destruction of recall petitions raise the specter of fraud in the Wisconsin recall petition drive.

Recall effort against Wis. Gov. Walker begins - CBS News

Lisa Tareski of Milwaukee, who voted for Walker, was one of eight people who won a contest sponsored by the Democratic Party to be the first to sign the petitions.

"I want to fix my mistake and be one of the first to tell Scott Walker that he did not have my full support in 2010 and he never will," Tareski said in a statement.

President Eisenhower could have taught Scott Walker a thing or two

President Eisenhower could have taught Scott Walker a thing or two

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s breakfast speech at the Union League Club was interrupted briefly by Occupy Chicago protesters backed by unions opposed to the GOP governor’s actions to curb collective bargaining rights for public employees.

Only minutes into his talk, about 50 protesters began chanting at Walker, including “Union busting, it’s disgusting” and “We are the 99.” The protesters left after about 10 minutes.