Former Walker aide sentenced for illegal campaign activity on county time

It’s about time… Darlene Wink made a tearful apology to Gov. Scott Walker Thursday during her sentencing for doing fundraising work for the governor while at her taxpayer-paid county job in 2009.

Wink, 62, was sentenced by Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Konkol to a year’s probation, 50 hours of community service and $1,000 [...]

The Consequences of Over-Denial

There’s a scene in what should be every Democrat’s favorite movie, All The President’s Men where Woodward and Bernstein are meeting with their editor, Howard Simons to talk about a conversation Woodward had with a PR guy from the White House press office. Woodward found something funny in the way the guy responded.

This unnamed [...]

Scott Walker has a special valentine for Darlene Wink


“Ignore the Public Comments”

If you take away anything from this next story, as egregious as it is, remember that line. That should be the mantel that the democrats use to prop up their republican counterparts in the upcoming election.

Now on to the story: JSonline delved into more detail regarding the republicans redistricting process. and the one word [...]

Two more Walker aides indicted – how many more will follow?

Another week, another set of indictments of aides to Scott Walker… Two staffers who worked directly for Gov. Scott Walker while he was county executive were charged Thursday with illegally doing extensive political work while being paid by taxpayers to do county jobs.

One of the two, Darlene Wink, cut a deal with prosecutors under [...]

My prediction on the next two John Doe indictments

To say the ongoing John Doe investigation in Milwaukee County is getting awfully close to Republican Gov. Scott Walker would be an understatement.

Last year staunch Walker ally (and prodigous fundraiser) William Gardner was charged and ultimately convicted of two felonies relating to excessive and improper donations to Walker’s gubernatorial campaign.

Just a few weeks [...]

Someone should tell Rick Esenberg there’s a difference between a crime and a non-crime

For being a licensed attorney, Rick Esenberg sure doesn’t seem to know the difference between a crime and a non-crime.

I understand that Chris “capper” Liebenthal has become a popular whipping boy for so many on the right who want to attack public employees, liberal bloggers, and public employees who happen to be liberal bloggers, [...]

Top Walker administration official takes indefinite leave of absence

According to a report by Steve Schultze of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Cindy Archer, who currently serves as deputy secretary for the Department of Administration in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration, has taken a “personal leave of absence” for an unspecified period of time.

During the last three years of Gov. Walker’s time as Milwaukee County [...]

Milwaukee DA, GAB to announce results of “significant investigation” tomorrow?

It’s been speculated HERE and HERE that the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) and the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office will be holding a news conference at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at the GAB office in Madison, with both sources speculating the press conference will discuss the results of a vote fraud investigation.


Where’s the outrage over Walker supporters wasting taxpayer dollars?

This has been a long time coming…

Several months ago, Citizens for Responsible Government attempted to smear local lefty blogger Chris “capper” Liebenthal, alleging he had committed some sort of crime (presumably misconduct in office) by blogging while at work as an employee of Milwaukee County. Predictably, conservative bloggers were quick to pass judgment on [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14”

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