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Former Walker Aide Reports To Jail

Another reminder of Scott Walker's own email troubles
Former Walker Aide Reports To Jail

As I reported a couple of weeks ago, Kelly Rindfleisch, former aide to Scott Walker who was convicted for doing illegal campaigning while working on government time, exhausted all of her legal appeals and her conviction was upheld, despite all of the money that Walker and the Wisconsin GOP spent on her legal defense fund.

On Wednesday, long-delayed justice was finally carried out when Rindfleisch had to report to the Milwaukee County House of Correction:

A former top aide to Gov. Scott Walker is set to report to jail Wednesday.

Kelly Rindfleisch, who worked as Walker's deputy chief of staff while he was Milwaukee County executive, was convicted of misconduct in office and sentenced to six months for doing campaign work at her taxpayer-funded job.

While Rindfleisch was convicted of doing fundraising for Brett Davis, a candidate for Lieutenant Governor, released emails show that she was also doing fundraising for Walker at the same time.

Now would be an excellent time for the national media to pick up the ball and ask Walker about his secret email system. They could start out by asking him about a statement he had made when he was first hinting at his presidential bid:

Asked how voters might judge governors who bid for the presidency, the Wisconsinite replied, “Governors should be defined not just by what they do and say, but who they surround themselves with, making sure to have the smartest person for a particular task or to head a specific agency. They should be judged on that basis and who they take advice from.”

Rindfleisch is one of six people close to Walker that have been convicted and the second to have to serve time. What would Walker say that says about him?


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