Jim Myers of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had two stories in one, although he either did not realize it or his editors wouldn't let him run with it.
The first story was in the headline of the article itself:
One of the first thing that the reporters noted was an email from Cindy Archer to Rindfleisch that introduced her to the secret network and that this what she used to communicate with Walker and others.
But to me, the still most telling bit of evidence comes from Walker, when he sent out an email, through the system, chastising Tim Russell shortly after Darlene Wink was caught campaigning:
I really don't understand how much clearer it can be. He is using the system to tell his people that they can't afford to get busted using the secret system anymore. Yet the mainstream media continues to ignore this for some unknown reason.
The other story is that Walker is not only telling a lie by omission, but he is telling bold-faced lies and getting away with it.
Look at the two quotes from Walker that appear in Myers' article:
"The only comment I am going to say about all of this, on all of this, because I am not going through 27,000 pages of stuff, is that a Democratic district attorney looked at all that information and interviews ... and ultimately issued charges against the people that they did and concluded that legal process as of March last year," Walker said.and this:
"They didn't find any other action to bring that forward and so that's the end of it. So I am not going to go back and relive all these things."
Walker was asked if he would agree to hold a news conference to address the document disclosures, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did when controversy erupted over the closure of lanes heading into the George Washington Bridge.Walker kept to two talking points. One, he is trying to paint the investigations as being partisan.
"No, because I am done," Walker said. "The difference is he (Christie) was just at the beginning of his process. This has been done. Your paper and others have reported on it. You are basically getting a splash because political opponents of mine want to draw attention to something that has already been resolved as of last March."
Fine. If that's the point he wants to make, great!
Let it be known that the Democratic John Chisholm was willing to prosecute people that stole from veterans and stole from taxpayers, while the Republican J.B. Van Hollen declined to do so on two separate occasions, citing a conflict of interest.
The second point is that it's all over. Well, we know that is a big old lie as well.
It was just a few weeks ago when the appellate court said that the Sons of Doe could proceed into their investigation of Walker's campaign and the way he colluded with third party groups.
We also know that Walker is still gushing money in order for his campaign to "cooperate" and "stay in compliance."
And as a side note leading back to the first point, the ongoing Sons of Doe investigations have been authorized by Democratic and Republican district attorneys, which really shows that it is not a partisan witch hunt as the right is trying to portray it.
Sadly, the media is still picking at the edges and not going after the real stories, much less confronting him on his flat out lies.