Sunday, December 18, 2011

Walker's Leash Is A Long One

The first batch of campaign finance numbers are in for the Walker recall.  They portray a very telling picture of exactly who Walker is representing, and let me tell you this, it's not the people of Wisconsin.

With a tip of the hat to Scot Ross and the good folks at One Wisconsin Now for doing the ciphering for us, here's how it breaks down:

Walker/RPW raked in $5.7 million.
United Wisconsin/DPW took in $1.48 million.

Walker/RPW had 46% ($2.6.35 million) come from outside of Wisconsin.
United Wisconsin/DPW had only 27% ($408,000) come from outside of Wisconsin.

In other words, Walker and the RPW took in $2.27 million dollars of out of state money (read: Koch Brothers) more than the recall effort.

Just as telling is who some of the other people that Walker got the money from, including $250,000 from swiftboater Bob Perry, $205,500 from Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein who are beneficiaries of Walker's pay-for-play style of leadership (and I use the term leadership very loosely) and $20,000 from H. Ross "Sucking Sound" Perot, nationally known nut job.

I'm not sure which end of the Walker's leash is scarier.

Yet Walker still expects us to believe it's the people of Wisconsin that are the outside agitators.

It's been so long since Walker has told the truth about anything, I don't know if he even knows what the truth is anymore.

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