Saturday, June 28, 2014

Lawyers, Marriage & Money

By Jeff Simpson

“Politicians were mostly people who'd had too little morals and ethics to stay lawyers.
George R.R. Martin, Ace in the Hole
On Thursday, Walker acknowledged raising money for the conservative group Wisconsin Club for Growth, which has been subpoenaed in the investigation, on behalf of Senate candidates during the 2011 recalls because he wanted “to get a strong message to lay out the truth” about his public-sector collective bargaining changes. He said he disagreed with Schmitz’s theory that what he did was illegal and noted two judges have agreed with him. He said he is not raising money for the group now.

 “As an animal lover, I don’t like zoos. I feel the only creatures that should be caged behind bars are politicians, lobbyists, and lawyers. And rapists, but I’ve already listed that three times.”
Jarod Kintz

Somedays, Scott Walker realizes that he did not finish college(amphasis mine):

When Walker spoke, he declined several opportunities to directly support the ban’s legality.
Question: "Do you believe the state will prevail, and do you also believe the ban ought to still be supported?"
Gov. Walker: "I don’t know. I’m not a lawyer, obviously. I mean I’ve watched stories around the country. It seems like even from the Attorney General’s comments -- I haven’t talked to him directly on this -- that he feels that it’s not certain but that it’s at least possible that the court might act in this case as they have in other cases. So we’ll watch and see."

 “It is a pleasant world we live in, sir, a very pleasant world. There are bad people in it, Mr. Richard, but if there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.”
Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop



  1. I believe the Public Trust Doctrine protecting Wisconsin's water for all of the states citizens is in the constitution but he has no interest in enforcing that! I guess as governor he can choose the laws that serve his donors.

    1. That's where you bring in your paid environmental assassins (cronies Stepp, yes Walker is an equal opportunity employer of these partisan hacks) to do the heavy lifting and attempts to keep up a shiny public appearance for the voters about his public persona.

  2. Mr. Walker doesn't have the brains nor the ethics to be a lawyer. To compare him to an attorney is an affront to the legal profession. There are "bad seeds" in every profession, but most attorneys are hard working, ethical & genuinely good people [Glenn Grothman & J.B. VanHollen being notable exceptions]

  3. Sounded a little testy at the end, there

  4. This is a very disjointed and rambling post -- but you use the picture of walker shaking a bugger off his finger to great effect.