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Explosive Revelation: Walker Secretly Hired & Promoted Rindfleish Without Knowledge of Chief of Staff

[img_assist|nid=141740|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=243]Legal and political writer Ernest A. Canning has noticed something we in Wisconsin overlooked and Wisconsin Public Radio buried:  Scott Walker and only Scott Walker signed-off on hiring Kelly Rindfleish and promoting her to deputy chief of staff a couple of months later.

In yet another case of someone in the Wisconsin media coming accross a piece of important information and burying the lede, WPR offhandedly dropped this bombshell at the end of their report:

Breaking: Prosser Charged With Judicial Misconduct

The Wisconsin Judicial Commission, the body that overseas judges and lawyers in Wisconsin, has charged Justice David Prosser with three charges, the most serious being judicial misconduct.

Here is the applicable statute where Prosser is being charged under:

757.81(4)

(4) "Misconduct" includes any of the following:

(a) Willful violation of a rule of the code of judicial ethics.

(b) Willful or persistent failure to perform official duties.

(c) Habitual intemperance, due to consumption of intoxicating beverages or use of dangerous drugs, which interferes with the proper performance of judicial duties.

Galloway Resignation is Effective Immediately, Three Days Ago Was "Excited" About Recall

Pam Galloway has released a statement saying her family has "experienced multiple, sudden and serious health issues" and that "this situation is not compatible with fulfilling my obligations as State Senator."

However, just three days ago Galloway told WAOW-TV that she was "excited" about the recall and "definitely prepared for this election."

Galloway is expected to elaborate on Sunday, but WTMJ is reporting that Galloway's brother is ill and Galloway is her brother's primary caretaker:

State Sen. Pam Galloway to resign

Breaking: Sen. Pam Galloway Resigns to Avoid Recall Election, Senate Now Evenly Split

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Pam Galloway is resigning, leaving the Senate evenly divided at 16-16!

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Pam Galloway is resigning, leaving the Senate evenly divided at 16-16!

Queen - Another One Bites the Dust (Official Video)

Walker's Latest Palm Beach Visit Met With Protestors With REAL Palm Trees in the Background!

Here's a protest video that works for everyone!  You've got people protesting Scott Walker and there are palm trees in the background!

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Reading Out of Ron Johnson Play Book: Hovde Claiming to be a Self-Made Man

[img_assist|nid=164487|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=226|height=300]In 2010, we had Ron Johnson spinning the absurd lie that he "started" his wife's gazillionaire father's plastic company "from the ground-up."  And he got away with it:  He never received any meaningful press on that point and the Feingold campaign stuck to the high road and never ran an ad against him on it.

Eric Hovde, the son of gazillionaire Don Hovde,  apparently was playing close attention.

Believing Walker's "I've Been Told I'm Not a Target" Claim Requires Total Suspension of Logic

[img_assist|nid=141740|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=243]Today Gov. Scott Walker told the Wisconsin State Journal that his attorneys have been told that he is not a target.

Let me get this straight:  The stench of this John Doe investigation is all over you and getting worse by the day, which is killing you among undecided and independent voters, and you announce a legal defense fund, but forget to tell us that your attorneys were told that you aren't a target?!?

Spit-take.

Another Pre-Election Video Emerges with Walker Saying He Would Negotiate with Unions

The Walker campaign is disputing the reality of the first "smoking-gun" video.

OK. Here is another one.

In this interview with Wisconsin Eye, which took place eleven days before the election, Walker once again can be heard explicitly saying he will ask for heath insurance and pension contributions from state employee unions if he is elected governor and that he will use furloughs as a bargaining device in negotiations with unions:

Another Pre-Election Video Surfaces of Walker Saying He Will Negotiate With Unions

Tommy Thompson's DNR Sec: Mining Bill "Significantly Weaker Than Minnesota's Mining Law"

One of the talking points we've been hearing a lot with the mining bill is the argument that our neighbor Minnesota safely and successfully mines millions of tons of taconite out of their Iron Range and what's good enough for them is good enough for us.

I agree:  What's good enough for Minnesota is good enough for us.  However, according to Tommy Thompson's DNR secretary, George Meyer, the mining bill is "significantly weaker" that what they have in Minnesota.

In today's op-ed, he also calls the recently killed bill "seriously harmful" and bluntly states in the title "This Was Not a Responsible Bill."

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