I know there are often confusing statements by elected officials and politicians which can be over analyzed and commented on by the press and bloggers. If every word you and I uttered were recorded and played back there would he blunders to fill a stadium.
But then there are statements by politicians like Scott Walker which are so rich that they demand to be talked about, and in the case below followed up on by the press.
At issue is the search for an answer as to why Scott Walker has been allowed to set up a legal defense fund to pay expenses related to an ongoing investigation. What is so confusing about the matter, and why some answer needs to be forthcoming is that state law is rather specific about when defense funds can be established by an elected official.
Officeholders, such as Walker, may only set up such a fund if they’ve been charged with a crime, or are under investigation for violations connected to campaign finance or election laws.
Few answers are flowing from the East Wing, but one illuminating comment was released to the press.
Walker earlier told reporters after an unrelated news conference that he’s simply relying on his defense team to deal with administrative issues that he doesn’t have time to handle.
“I don’t think the voters of Wisconsin want me to spend hours and hours and hours looking through tens of thousands of emails and documents. I think they want me to be the governor,” he said.
Here is the problem with the comment.
If Scott Walker is so concerned about ‘being governor’ then why isn’t he home creating the jobs he promised, instead of running around the country raising campaign cash and defense money? Why is Walker more interested in speaking to conservatives around the nation than speaking to the state legislature about venture capital, and state mining? What makes the folks af the NRA national convention more exciting than dealing with unemployment in Wausau?
What part of ‘being governor’ does Walker not understand?
One has to ask the question given the glaring opening that Walker created by his own statement to the press.