"He started down a trail which I did not understand. He was speaking in off-English, in words which seemed one half notch off true meaning. He spoke earnestly, affably, but with one foot out of bounds."
This sounds precisely like a description of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker quickly issuing a statement to a reporter not allowed follow-up questions.
This is a man who won't face a group of Wisconsin citizens to answer questions and address concerns, yet one who proclaims himself "unintimidated" with airs of presidential ambition as he runs for reelection amid the investigation of the largest political scandal in Wisconsin history of which Walker is at the center.
The quote is from Jimmy Breslin's How the Good guys Finally Won: Notes from an Impeachment Summer (1975. Viking Press, Inc). (p.9), describing John Ehrlichman after Ehrlichman was found guilty of four counts of criminal offences.
Scott Walker is more of a lightweight than Ehrlichman, but possesses the same criminal mind, determined to escape accountability.
Early this weekend, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board asked to intervene in the John Doe probe, on hold as Wisconsin law enforcement has appealed a ruling issued last spring by the rightwing Federalist Society federal judge, Rudolph Randa, halting the investigation.
In an under-reported development, Brendan Frishcer broke a story last week, that new "documents indicate that just weeks after the first subpoenas were issued in Wisconsin's 'John Doe' criminal campaign finance probe in October 2013, senate Republicans had begun working to change state law to legalize the activities under investigation."