Only several no-holds barred, question-and-answer listening sessions can clear the air if Scott Walker truly believes he is innocent.
If Russ Feingold were governor, he would likely hold sessions in all 72 Wisconsin counties.
Democrats are calling for a statement and apology from Scott Walker.
Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha): "While the governor was not charged, he must make a statement accepting responsibility for the people he trusted, hired and supervised and apologize to the taxpayers, particularly the veterans, who were cheated," Barca said. (Bice and Umhoefer. MJS)Reading Bice and Umhoefer's piece, apparently, these two journalists believe that the top executive taking responsibility is extraordinary.
Walker issued a statement reading in part: "As many may remember, this entire matter began when we asked the district attorney to look into concerns we had with respect to Operation Freedom. We appreciate the effort that was undertaken and to bring appropriate matters to justice." (Hall and Spicuzza, WSJ)
If Walker had begun the investigation out of his "concerns," why did then the district attorney seek a John Doe Probe citing Scott Walker's office's obstruction?
Not questions answered in the reporting of closing the John Doe probe.
"Milwaukee County prosecutors opened the secret John Doe criminal investigation more than two years ago after being stonewalled by Gov. Scott Walker's office when he was county executive, according to a newly released record," reported Dan Bice (MJS) in June 2012.
More reporting not mentioned in the closing the John Doe probe.
So, we are not going to get the truth or the questions that any thinking citizen has asked by the press.
The press buried the John Doe scandal. People up north and in central Wisconsin during the recall campaign had never even heard of the John Doe investigation.
If Walker is innocent as he and his allies now claim, why not face the people of Wisconsin in multiple listening sessions?
Stealing from veterans? Using secret routers; directing Tim Russell to take down the secret e-mail system? The legal defense fund contributors. The sentencing hearing of Kelly Rindfleisch. There are as many questions today as before the John Doe was launched.
As Joe 'Ragman' Tarnovsky, United States Army (28 January 1968 to 22 Oct 1970) e-mailed us here: "The following award is being presented to Scott Walker, Kevin Kavanaugh and Tim Russell for actions BELOW and INFERIOR AGAINST VETERANS: The Distinguished RAT BASTARD Tail for Thievery and Lack of Accountability."
You have that right.