Orville Seymer made a name for himself as a conservative activist in the 2002 effort to recall then-Milwaukee County Executive Tom Ament. Ament resigned instead and Walker won the special election to succeed him.Poor ol' Orville really doesn't have too much to complain about. He and his partner in depravity, Chris Kliesmet, are not forthcoming about who is funding their two-man operation.
So, Seymer, who's with the group Citizens for Responsible Government, was bothered to find his own name among the many emails released last week. It involved an open records request that Seymer filed with the county over a security firm's contract.
Kelly Rindfleisch, Walker's then-deputy chief of staff at the county, sent an email to Walker campaign manager Keith Gilkes in 2010 asking, "What the Hell is Orville doing?"
Five days later, she asked Gilkes what to give Seymer. Gilkes replied, "Just something that fulfills the request without giving him anything."
Seymer calls it a serious violation of Wisconsin's open records law to have a campaign making these decisions.
"They were controlling the release of these records and who got what, and to me, that is just way over the top," Seymer said.
Seymer said he doesn't know whether Walker knew about this or not, which is why he wants the governor to hold a press conference and take questions on these emails.
"At some point, you've got to tell the truth. You know, you can't just brush it aside," he said.
Then again, no one probably wants to really be associated with a couple of low level muckrakers and henchmen who attack innocent teachers, even if it means breaking the law. This dopey duo has also been known for doing Scott Walker's bidding while he was county executive, having them threaten recalls against county supervisors who opposed Walker and his schemes or filing false and falsified criminal complaints against innocent bloggers.
And Orville, if you have someone reading this to you, here's a free bit of advice: Don't trust your new best BFF Chris Abele either. He'll stab you in the back faster than walker did.
Then again, I don't think poor ol' Orville is done paying for his misplaced loyalty to Walker yet either.