Shirley's safely sending sewage (or something) at MMSD. Irony abounds.
I AM THE FORCE neatly and briefly summarizes some of the stuff that the MSM has not really put on the front burner:
The Chvala indictment and recent John Doe interviews from Assembly Democrats demonstrate that both Dem caucuses [Assembly and Senate] broke the law and ran their independent expenditure organizations right out of their leaders' offices. They were clumsy bumblers in their conspiracy to engage in the "independent" expenditure business. The problem is that the same people running those groups were running the campaigns of Assembly Democrats all across the state. That's called illegal coordination, and even weak-kneed folks at the state elections board would call their behavior criminal.
Assembly Republican staff, on the other hand, actually created groups to support the GOP cause independently and outside of the control of their leadership. Rongstad's Teddy Roosevelt Fund and its successors spent aggressively and were successful (as Bjork, Judge et al note in their testimony), but they did it all outside the line of the oversight, control, knowledge of Scott Jensen or anyone else. BECAUSE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ILLEGAL TO DO IT ANY OTHER WAY! Jensen wasn't charged with coordination, because he did not coordinate or control independent groups, as the John Doe testimony will show. But Doyle and Xoff's crowd, Gussert-Burnett-Bjork-Krug-Richards-Chvala-Judge and many others, ignored the coordination rules and ran their I.E. campaigns from the same taxpayer-supported offices from which they ran their targeted campaigns.
As the Journal Sentinel reporter on this story discovered, the Assembly Republicans are the clean ones in the independent expenditure business. Which is why there was no real story. It's also one more reason to question Blanchard's decision to go after Jensen instead of Krug. Turns out that Shirley and her team broke even more laws than did the evil Republicans. Xoff should quietly drop this one, the evidence proves that the Democrats are the bad guys in the independent expenditure story. Just take a deep breath, Brother Bill, and quietly walk away from this one. I won't even demand an apology or take you off my Link list.
This brings up the question, again: what the Hell is Brian Blanchard, DA of Dane County, actually DOING out there? Is this guy (who has hundreds of pages of John Doe testimony in his office) simply ignoring the obvious criminal activity of the "Gussert-Krug-Judge" crowd?
For that matter, wasn't "Holy Pictures" Mike McCann another investigator into the case? Surely, Mike, you cannot be so enfeebled by age that you are co-ignoring the evidence on this case?
I've made it clear that I have zero sympathy for politicos who abuse the system to increase or maintain their Party's power in the Legislature (or the Governor's office, for that matter.) But here I AM.... makes a very good point: get ALL of them, not just a few.
In particular, get the ones who have CRIMINAL ACTIVITY exposed in grand jury testimony.
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