You've got to be kidding ...
Why can't a legislator press for legislation that benefits a person who has contributed to their campaign? Isn't that the essence of representative government? - Brad Schimel, Waukesha County District attorney and Republican candidate for attorney general.
Have to give Schimel some credit however for being honest to the fault of openly admitting to a backward set of principles. Voters can't say they didn't know he is willing to sell out the government process to the highest bidder.
But no. That is not the essence of representative government. That's the essence of pay-to-play. This really needs explaining? To a district attorney yet?
Meanwhile, Gov. Scott Walker continues to keep names of contributors to his "legal" defense fund a secret. In Schimel's Machiavellian wonderland, Walker is completely justified obstructing our view of government "essence" because others paid more and at the same time, in the spirit of money equals speech, he's suppressing conservative free speech by keeping their names hidden.
It never ends with these guys. Corrupt is as corrupt does.
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