Scott Walker isn’t an “indicted pol” just yet but an Illinois headline suggests otherwise

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"Springfield scene includes Wisconsin governor, indicted pol"

This headline in Illinois’ Moris Daily Herald got my heart aflutter for a minute: “Springfield scene includes Wisconsin governor, indicted pol”.

Though we know that Walker is not indicted at the moment, there is a swirl of curiosity about what in the world would lead to so many of his Milwaukee County staff being investigated or charged for criminal activity. Dan Bice says the count is at 3 ex-Walker aides, 1 appointee and a major campaign contributor.

As I learned, the indicted pol is an Illinois politician convicted for bribery, Rep. Derrick Smith, who had returned to his legislative work on the same day that Scott Walker visited Springfield.

Walker was a guest of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. While there Walker compared himself to Abraham Lincoln and said he possessed the same type of “courage” as Lincoln did “to move the state forward.”

The Chamber CEO said, “Scott Walker represents the bold approach — swallow the castor oil today and you’re going to be better in the long term”.

[I'll give you a few minutes to catch your breath after all the laughter.]

As usual, Scott Walker got a protesters’ welcome as well. The 2,000-3,000 people who protested Scott Walker in Springfield, Illinois looked like this:

2,000-3,000 rally in Springfield, Illinois to protest Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Image is from WI AFL-CIO

There are other dignitaries that appeared in Springfield: large rats.

When I saw the sub-headline “Inflatable Rodents Deployed” in SFGate – a story on Walker’s visit with no accompanying photos – I went on a quest to find the animals online. I think at least one of the noted mammals is shown in this photo. Possibly two.:

Twenty foot tall Walker cut-out and a large inflatable rat in Springfield, Illinois at a protest of Scott Walker. Source: Teamster Nation

All joking aside, it is always heartening and moving to see the protest of Scott Walker around our nation.You know it and I know it: if Tea Party ideals succeed in Wisconsin, they’re going to get puffed up wherever you are.

Thank you for helping us hold the line for over a year and please stick it out a little longer through the May 8th primary and the June 5th general election. We must take this fight to completion. I know you’ve heard it a million times before but let me say this one more time: We need to recall Scott Walker.

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  3 comments for “Scott Walker isn’t an “indicted pol” just yet but an Illinois headline suggests otherwise

  1. Jonathan Swift
    April 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Makes me think of the “I Stand with Walker ” yard signs. How about I stand with Walker in the unemployment line? or in the police lineup?

    • Mark
      April 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Makes me think of the “I Stand with Walker ” yard signs. How about I stand with Walker in the unemployment line? or in the police lineup?”

      or better yet, the prison cafeteria line!

  2. Dan
    April 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Interesting that more people showed up to protest Walker in IL than Tea-partiers showed up to support him in Madison on Tax Day.

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