Is it just me, or is Wisco media more chilled out about John Doe 2.0 than they were about John Doe 1.0?
Or is it just the conservative wailing that makes everybody else look comatose by comparison?
Yes. The title you see there is, “The Persecution of Wisconsin Conservatives“.
DAILY CALLER (Tucker Carlson’s site)
Lawsuit: No basis for anti-Walker ‘John Doe’ probe
Sean Hannity of FOX Nation
“Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that a special prosecutor has been hired to target conservative groups that were involved in Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s recall election. …”
Important correction on Mr. Hannity:
The Wall Street Journal did not “report” anything until Eric O’Keefe wrote an op-ed for the paper called “Wisconsin Political Speech Raid” in which he decided to reveal details from the secret John Doe 2.0 investigation which started in February 2012.
Before O’Keefe decided to reveal information, everything was purely conjecture from Bice at M.J.Sentinel without any named investigation targets.
And let us note that O’Keefe decided to reveal information just a bit before Walker’s book launch.
Aside from the ludicrous “Persecution” title and the occasional *victimy victimhood found within, Arnold Ahlert of Frontpage did a pretty good job of summarizing where John Doe 2.0 is at right now. He’s got the lawyers’ names, the counties involved, the prosecutor and judge, and he even gets that if this investigation gets ruled on by the state supreme court, it’s dead. NOT because there is zero basis to investigate 29 right wing groups, but because the 4 conservative Supremes do as they are told.
“Last Thursday, two attorneys filed motions with the state appeals court seeking a stay of the probe. Attorneys Dean Strang and Matthew O’Neill named Peterson and Schmitz as respondents. Their motions were filed on behalf of three unnamed petitioners who sought to suspend the investigation in Milwaukee, Iowa, Dodge, Dane and Columbia counties. An additional motion was filed, suggesting the petitioners’ requests also be sent directly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, where conservative justices outnumber their liberal counterparts four to three.Last Thursday, two attorneys filed motions with the state appeals court seeking a stay of the probe. Attorneys Dean Strang and Matthew O’Neill named Peterson and Schmitz as respondents. Their motions were filed on behalf of three unnamed petitioners who sought to suspend the investigation in Milwaukee, Iowa, Dodge, Dane and Columbia counties. An additional motion was filed, suggesting the petitioners’ requests also be sent directly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, where conservative justices outnumber their liberal counterparts four to three.”
Why The Fuss?
Back in the old days Walker found it sufficient to float around on his cloud of god-gifted humbleness and announce that he had integrity.
Does the current conservative brou ha ha suggest higher ups on the political food chain could get hurt this time?
Or is this just what happens when your crooked governor is ramping up to a presidency and little me doesn’t know it because I didn’t read “How To Build a Facade of Martyrdom For Your Tyrant”? [I think there’s a ‘For Dummies’ version]
Who The Judge Is
We also have this over at Dan Bice’s post entitled, “Retired Eau Claire judge to oversee John Doe investigation”
Bice tosses in this bone for the right wing readers:
“What is not clear is why the secret investigation appears to be looking only at conservative groups and not labor unions or others who backed Democrats in the recall elections.”
That’s only not clear if you don’t understand that subpoenas are not handed out like candy on halloween. I know we live in Fitzwalkerstan now, but still, if a rightie gets charged with doing something bad, a leftie does not have to get charged. A John Doe investigation is not a televised debate with each side getting their “turn”.
Bonus Wisconsin Club for Growth Footnote:
And what the heck.
While I’m at it, allow me to note that this is not the first time that O’Keefe has been the bearer of secret news. Perhaps you remember how state representative Gordon Hintz found out about the “budget repair bill” he would vote on by hearing a Club for Growth ad on his car radio?
“Like last Friday morning, when I was driving to a school business administrator’s meeting in De Pere. And I turned on the radio and there was an ad saying, “Hey, support Governor Walker’s Budget Repair Bill. Paid for by the Club of Growth.” Well guess what, I had never been given a bill… And it’s bad enough, it’s bad enough that I had to hear it from a radio ad from Washington DC, and then show up at a meeting with no details…”