Mar 3, 2014

Appleton Post Crescent: Scott Walker Owes Explanation about Secret Email System

The Appleton Post-Crescent blasted Scott Walker in a weekend editorial condemning Walker for his hostility to the Wisconsin people's right to know.

The blistering editorial in the wake of revelations of secret emails follows similar blasts from the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, the Beloit Daily Herald, the Wisconsin State Journal, the Capital Times and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

It's no wonder Walker and the Republicans attack voting, gerrymander the legislative districts in secret, attack open government in criminal violation of the law; one can go on listing the Walker assaults against democracy.

Scott Walker is all about evading accountability for his actions against the people of Wisconsin.

Walker will say in quickly muttered bursts: I want to talk about the future, not the past.

Of course Walker does, this way he doesn't have to account for his criminal past. And Scott Walker's promises about the future are as unreliable as his commitment to the public's right to know what their governor is doing and has done to their state.

Scott Walker should face the people of Wisconsin, and answer their questions to their satisfaction.

The Appleton Post-Crescent editorial reads in part:

It’s about responsible government and subverting the public’s right to know. ...

Walker has refused to answer questions about the email system, but he needs to. Did he know about it and participate in it, as at least one of the emails states? And if so, how does he think this secret system was ethical? How does he think hiding communication that’s considered a public record was serving his constituents?

His answers will speak to his integrity not just when he was Milwaukee County executive but today, as governor. His lack of answers so far speaks to it, too.

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