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Scott Walker: No way I’m throwing fellow conservatives under bus in “John Doe” probe

Scott Walker: No way I’m throwing fellow conservatives under bus in “John Doe” probe

Passes a test — for now.

This morning, it was unclear what Scott Walker’s position was on rumors he was about to cut a deal with the investigators in the John Doe probe which would have left some conservative allies hanging out in the cold, as we detailed in  Dear Scott Walker: Don’t sell out conservative victims of “John Doe” abuses.

This afternoon, he’s now on record that he will not do anything to harm his fellow conservatives, via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that he won’t back away from key allies amid a continuing secret John Doe investigation.

Walker also expressed surprise with a recent Wall Street Journal editorial that criticized alleged settlement talks between the Walker campaign and special prosecutor Francis Schmitz.

“I’m certainly not going to undermine people who share my same beliefs and I’m certainly not going to undermine anyone’s First Amendment rights. I’m frankly kind of shocked for anyone to suggest that,” Walker said after delivering a keynote address at Hope Christian High School senior signing day….

Walker also touted his record “as strong economic and fiscal conservative,” policy positions that align with the Wisconsin Club for Growth.

“I’ve been tested on that,” he said. “I’ve been pushed on that. I haven’t backed away from from keeping that commitment to the people of this state. I think there is no evidence that would otherwise suggest in any way I would back away from not only that position but from supporting people who support the same position.”

Here’s partial audio from Wisconsin Public Radio:  CLICK HERE

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Comments

JimMtnViewCaUSA | May 30, 2014 at 7:25 pm

I’m liking this Gov Walker guy so far!
The public-employee membership in WI is starting to recede, a good think in my view. Once you remove Dem operatives from the public teat, you can being to reduce them to a manageable size.

fwiw, the thing thrown out by leftie trolls is that he is apparently a mere high school graduate. Not a problem in my view, but that is some of spam that will get thrown his way in the coming months.

Juba Doobai! | May 30, 2014 at 7:32 pm

First, Walker issued a “carefully worded statement”; a “Carefully worded” statement is code for “dude, we were in the process of selling you out but you caught us in the act!”

If this weren’t the case, a simple yes or no would have sufficed to make his position loud and clear. Having dimmed his luster a bit, Walker now has to make a statement that makes it seem like he’s backtracking.

Dude, stay away from the handlers.

Henry Hawkins | May 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Walker remains on my short list for 2016. He’s demonstrated much of what I’m looking for: fiscal conservatism, willingness to tangle with the opposition, willingness to take major political risks to win, and more than that willingness, he’s shown he can actually deliver, even in a deep blue state like Wisconsin. He took a deficit, turned it into a surplus, then gave the taxpayers their money back via tax cuts. He has slit the achilles tendons of public unions, assuring ongoing fiscal health. He’s been more thoroughly vetted than many presidential candidates ever are and is clean.

Insufficiently Sensitive | May 30, 2014 at 7:53 pm

If hypereducated blokes are supposed to be automatically qualified for the Chief Executive job, the acts of the Obama regime have just conclusively demonstrated the fallacy of that canard.

And don’t put Woodrow Wilson, President of Princeton, up on any pedestals either. His DOJ created its own civilian army, the American Protective League, a gang of 250,000 badged, ununiformed civilian vigilantes charged with spying on their neighbors, suppressing ‘wrong’ statements and opinions, and cracking heads to enforce the ‘patriotic’ point of view mandated by his Administration. Senator McCarthy was a piker by comparison with this mighty gang.

By comparison, Governor Walker’s high school degree, combined with his actual governance of a state, appear to be far better credentials for a presidential candidate than Obama’s law degree and Wilson’s PhD.

Sweet Sixteen – Governors Walker and Palin! Those undereducated but entirely ethical political geniuses!

I hope he runs for POTUS.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Ike1. | May 31, 2014 at 1:43 am

    I hope Palin is at the head of the ticket. Walker can be her VP.

      Milhouse in reply to Juba Doobai!. | June 1, 2014 at 11:58 am

      No, she had her chance in 2012. It’s gone now. Her executive experience was too short, and too long ago, next to what Walker and the other 2016 candidates will bring to the table.

    platypus in reply to Ike1. | May 31, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Careful. He wants to please the U.S. Chamber of Commies with amnesty.

What?

You mean anonymous sources are undependable?

Heh.

I don’t understand the whole premise of the story. Suppose Walker wanted to sell his allies out, how could he do so? What kind of deal could he make that would pull the rug from under them? Any deal he makes will not be binding on them. He has no authority to withdraw O’Keefe’s lawsuit against the prosecutors. So what is anyone afraid of?

Not A Member of Any Organized Political | June 2, 2014 at 11:05 am

Yeah. He meanth Tini Fay the unemployed bit actor.

Snark Snark.

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