Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Walkergate cont.: Walker Secretly Hired & Promoted Rindfleish Without Knowledge of Chief of Staff

I'm running out of cynicism to clot the flow of exasperation.


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


We had previously known Russell had hired Rindfleish and that Walker's Chief of Staff, Tom Nardelli, had no idea Rindfleish had been hired until she showed up for work. Now we know that Russell wasn't acting like some kind of lone wolf-- he completly bypassed Nardelli and went directly to Walker for the green light to hire Rindfleish.

Then, for whatever reason, Walker sent Russell over to run the Housing Department and promoted Rindfleish to fill in Russell's old spot as Deputy Chief of Staff. Did Walker bother to mention any of this to Nardelli? Nope. Heaven forbid you would tell the Chief of Staff what the staff he is chief-of are doing.

Walker's only defense is to try to say that Tim Russell was doing all these wildly illegal things that involved numerous people in Walker's County Executive office without Walker having any idea of what was up. This revelation, however, shows that there was a direct, straight-line link between Walker and Russell: Russell asked if he could hire Rindfleish and Walker, and only Walker, said yes. Russell asked if he could promote Rindfleish and Walker, and only Walker, said yes.

Then, Darlene Wink get's busted for doing campaign work on the taxpayer's dime by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and who does Scott Walker instruct to rein-in the illegal activity?

Tim Russell and only Tim Russell.

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