Scott Walker and Scouts Honor

Scott WalkerScott Walker is still under fire for ex-aides E-mails. Some folks are saying Scott Walker will need more than just his eagle scouts honor badge to get out of this pickle of a mess. Many Americans are wondering why officials like Walker, who are paid a decent salary according to the national average wage, would “look to cut corners,” and not just pay his own aides with his own money when the work they are doing is on his time.

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Kelly Rindfleisch

Walker’s ex-aide, Kelly Rindfleisch one E-mailer in question has already pled guilty in the past for doing private campaign work on taxpayer time. Government officials are trying to still establish whether Walker is guilty of knowing about Rindfleisch doing work for him sending campaigning E-mails while off the clock for him, and on the clock for the taxpayers. Walker was rumored to be having his eyes targeted on a possible 2016 presidential race for the Whitehouse. These allegations stand to hurt the Governors chances if any foul play is to be shown on his part in the continuing scandal.

According to researchers, Walker is responsible for turning around the state of Wisconsin’s 3.5 billion dollar deficit into a positive 900 million plus reserve. Walker supporters are hoping this might outweigh talk about E-mails. Even the Boy Scouts of America, with whom Scott Walker has earned their highest rank of honor, is waiting for their fellow scout to be exonerated of the suspicions in the investigation.

Some people studying the Walker probe believe there are what some might call a few inconsistencies in the responses given by Walker in comparison to some of the recently made public E-mails sent out by Walker staff members mentioning the, than county executive in a much different light then what some say he is now letting on to believe.

Many analyzers of the case are talking about some of the 25,000 pages of E-mails.  A few of those now open to the public letters have some statements made in them that some are calling highly suspicious.

One E-mail sent by Tom Nardelli, Walkers than chief of staff says in it “our comment should be that we don’t know anything about it.”

Scott Walker
Scott Walker

Additionally Walker had claimed that he did not know anything about the investigation. However this statement was made after Walker’s then county administration director Cindy Archer wrote to him by E-mail, disclosing the fact that law enforcement had just come and confiscated Tim Russell’s computer. Afterwards Walker himself wrote in an E-mail saying, “I want Tom to respond and only after a plan is in place.” Adding that he suspected nine out of 10 to be traps. Days later he said that he did not know anything about the investigation. Walker was then elected into the role of Governor shortly after.

Sources suggest that to keep silent was the winning plan, and could very possibly be the plan Walker is still sticking by today. Whether he will be successful in dodging these continuing bullets of criticism is still yet to be seen. Other politicians have proven successful using the strategy of silence. George W. Bush was elected President of the United States after his refusal to answer questions of drug use during his college days. However some are still saying Scott Walker will defend his Eagle Scouts Honor, and they do not believe the Governor will be greatly affected by the probe in the end.

By, Aaron Thompson


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