Not to be outdone by Chris Christie, Scott Walker has also entered the world of political scandal and intrigue.
"When it comes to political corruption, New Jersey and Wisconsin are rarely mentioned in the same sentence. But a raft of emails released by a state appeals court judge Wednesday have Badger State governor Scott Walker facing some of the same questions as his embattled Garden State counterpart, Chris Christie.
Even if Walker is not eventually implicated of any wrongdoing, the documents released Wednesday, as well as other information arising from a pair of criminal cases related to his rise from Milwaukee County Executive to Governor of Wisconsin raise some troubling questions about his choice of personnel and his awareness -- or lack thereof -- of what was going on in his own office.
Much has been written and said about Walker as the Republican reformer who successfully beat back labor unions over collective bargaining in a blue state and handily survived a recall election that positioned him for a possible run for president in 2016. Until now, however, there has been relatively little attention paid – outside Wisconsin – to the criminal conduct of many who surrounded him.
The more than 25,000 pages of e-mails released on Wednesday were gathered as part of a now-concluded investigation that led to conviction of Kelly Rindfleisch, a former Walker deputy chief of staff, on charges that she essentially worked as a campaign staffer for a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor while on the clock in Walker’s office." [Source]
I will give it to these republican governors; they sure know how to cover their tracks. Right now there is a lot of smoke but no fire. So, for now, Scott Walker and Chris Christie will live to see another political day. For now.
Let's see where these investigations take us. If they take us all the way to 2016, Jeb, Ted, and Rand will be cheering the loudest.
Finally, one of the two black jurors in the Dunn case has come forward to say that race was not a factor in the way that they deliberated and came up with a verdict.
"'I never once thought about, ‘Oh, this was a black kid, this was a white guy.’ Because that was – that wasn’t the case,' juror number 8, aged 21, told CNN reporter Alina Machado.
'So, for people who say, you know, here’s another white guy who got away with shooting and killing a black kid, what would you tell them?..'
'I would tell them that they really should knowledge themselves on the law,' Miles replied.
“If this case wasn’t about race for you, what was it about?' the CNN reporter followed up.
'It was about justice,' juror number 8 responded" [Source]
Lord have mercy! Some of these Negroes really need a clue. Lady, you tell us that we need to "knowledge" ourselves about the law, but I dare say that maybe it's you who needs to get some knowledge about where you live and the people you live around.
You can't see what is in the hearts or minds of your fellow jurors, so you can't sit on national television and declare that race did not play a role in the verdict.
I mean did you honestly expect one of the white jurors to openly declare that there is no way that they can convict a white man of shooting a black teenager when they totally empathize with what he must have been feeling?