Only 1 Thing Stopping Scott Walker from Presidential Bid: The John Doe Probe

Only 1 Thing Stopping Scott Walker from Presidential Bid: The John Doe Probe

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at CPAC 2013.

Scott Walker, notorious Republican Governor of the formerly fine State of Wisconsin, has used each of his elected offices as a launching platform towards his next goal. He used his re-election victory speech as well as his State of the State speech to all but announce his Presidential campaign. He's taken to bashing away at Hillary Clinton lately, too. His latest was in response to questions about his foreign policy (in)experience:

“Well, I think the most important thing in foreign policy is leadership. The knock on (President Barack Obama) is not whether or not he had experience. I mean, Hillary Clinton had a lot of experience being the secretary of state, but you look at most of the places where she played a direct hand -- in Russia, in the Middle East, in other places around the world -- and it’s largely messed up right now."

And, cue his departure for foreign soil to bump up his own resume.

The only thing standing in his way is the now stalled (under attack by multiple lawsuits) John Doe Probe into illegal coordination between his campaign and dark money groups. Since it was discovered, RW forces and dark money groups have worked feverishly to kill it. They're still at it, too.

A conservative group and its board member appealed to the nation's highest court Wednesday as they sought to end for good a stalled secret probe into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and allied groups.

In the appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Wisconsin Club for Growth and its director, Eric O'Keefe, sought to overturn a September decision by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, which threw out the conservatives' lawsuit and told them to pursue their claims through ongoing cases in state court.

They've got lawsuits going all over the place. State court, federal court, federal appeals court - you name it, Eric O'Keefe likely has a Shut Down the John Doe Probe somewhere clogging up the system. He claims that laws preventing coordination between his group (and others) with campaigns violate his free speech rights. Oh, the humanity!

The Wisconsin State Supreme Court can add this to the other 3 lawsuits on the John Doe Probe that they've scheduled hear this spring! The plethora of lawsuits is certainly creating jobs in the legal community. Maybe Scott Walker can count them twice to add to his awesome (not) job creation record here in Wisconsin (we're dead last in the Midwest despite Walkers claims to the contrary).