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Nov 20, 201201:22 PMBlaska's Bring It!

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Jail time for cutie in the Scott Walker non-case

Jail time for cutie in the Scott Walker non-case

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Having lost their cases in the court of public opinion and at the ballot box, bitter enders who animate Wisconsin’s Democratic party these days have replaced their Recall Walker signs with Indict Walker prayers.

They are overjoyed that a decidedly low-level player in Scott Walker’s former Milwaukee county executive office named Kelly Rindfleisch has been given six months in the hoosegow. Kelly Who? That the lady could not avert jail is cited as evidence that she has not given up the big names – fallen on her sword – or could it be that, like another underling, she simply did not have any names to give?

Anyone remember the Georgia Thompson case, which supposedly would lead straight to Jim Doyle’s doorstep but did not? (After being committed to a federal prison, Georgia was exonerated in a case that an appalled appeals court called “beyond thin.”)

Unlike that case, there is some gruel in the current Milwaukee case that the Democratic district attorney is so relentlessly pursuing to such meager result, but not much. The term “molehill” suggests itself.

Absent any actual evidence of Scott Walker’s involvement, the assistant DA is reduced to adducing such in a lengthy PowerPoint show-and-tell at Rindfleisch’s sentencing hearing.

“This is the DA’s way to dump on witnesses who gave so-called ‘secret’ testimony that he can’t indict because they broke no laws,” advises Charlie Sykes. “He is using their secret testimony to make a case that does not exist and revealing it in such a way that they cannot defend themselves in open court and that he does not have to prove in open court.”

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Raised on a farm near Sun Prairie, David Blaska is a recovering liberal who spent 18 years in daily newspapers, including 12 at The Capital Times in Madison as a reporter and editor. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as acting press secretary in 1998 and is a veteran and survivor of 19 years in state government. He served 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. From December 2007 to November 2011 he wrote the consistently popular "Blaska's Blog" for Isthmus online's "The Daily Page" until, he says, the intolerant liberals ran him off. He blogs from Madison.

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