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George Will's Wife Works For Scott Walker

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George Will's Wife Works For Scott Walker

Eddie Scarry at The Washington Examiner is reporting that George Will's wife is working for Scott Walker:

Washington Post conservative columnist George Will has a special connection to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who may seek the Republican presidential nomination.

Will disclosed that his wife works for Walker at the bottom of his Post column on Wednesday. Will's column is entirely about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, but he still disclosed his connection to Walker.

"Disclosure: This columnist's wife, Mari Will, works for Scott Walker," read the tail of Will's column. It did not say in what capacity she works for the governor but a spokesperson for Walkers super PAC, Our American Revivla, told the Washington Examiner that she serves as an adviser.

In recent years, Will has written favorably of Walker in his Post column and has also lauded him in interviews. During a radio interview in February, Will compared Walker favorably to president Ronald Reagan, calling him "a pure Reaganite."

In another radio interview one month earlier, Will dubbed Walker "potentially the most potent candidate" out of the Republicans believed to run for president.

And in a 2013 column, Will praised Walker as Wisconsin's "action governor."

This is not the only connection between Will and Walker.

As I reported a couple of months ago, Will has not only received a cash prize from the Bradley Foundation but he also sits on their board.

The Bradley Foundation is one of the major dark money funders for Walker and for the shady groups that do Walker's dirty work, like trying to derail the John Doe investigations into Walker's illegal politicking.

But wait! There's more! There's always more.

The CEO and President of the Bradley Foundation is Michael Grebe, Wisconsin's Money Badger. Grebe is the guy that directed the foundation's money to Will, Walker and the various front groups. Grebe also was the chair of each of Walker's gubernatorial campaigns.

But never let it be said that Walker doesn't take care of them that take care of him. Continuing his long tradition of pay for play and cronyism, not only has Walker the Weasel passed all the policies Grebe wanted, but appointed Grebe's son to the Wisconsin University Board of Regents.

Once Wisconsin is finally able to rid itself of Walker and his ilk, it will take decades to get the stench of corruption out of the air.

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