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You may have heard by now that there was a startling Friday-afternoon news dump in Wisconsin yesterday.

The story can be found both in Puddytat's RecList diary (Wis State Senate Recalls Likely to Happen + GAB Debunks 80 X Petition Signer + Is Walker The Target?), and in Chris Bowers' front-page story (Scott Walker Establishes Legal Defense Fund).

Reporting by Dan Bice in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel cuts right to the chase:

Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday that he has set up a legal defense fund to help pay expenses incurred as a result of the John Doe investigation of activities during his time as county executive.
Here's why that's so important:
But state election law makes clear that a candidate can set up one of these funds in limited circumstances.
...
"The only way you can set that up is if you are under investigation or being prosecuted," said Michael Maistelman, an election lawyer who is representing former Walker aide Tim Russell in the John Doe investigation. "One can only draw the conclusion that either one of those two things is happening."
Either Scott Walker is:
1) under investigation
2) being charged
3) or both!

In the words of Madison musician Peter Leidy:

He is SUCH an indictable boy!

Video & lyrics below the cheese curd...

YouTube video link: Indictable Boy

Indictable Boy
based on Warren Zevon's "Excitable Boy"
RIP Warren

Well he came into office, started pickin' fights,
"Recall-able boy," they all said.
Demolishing workers' bargaining rights,
"Recall-able boy," they all said --
He was just a recall-able boy.

Voter ID and cuts to the poor,
"Recall-able boy," they all said.
Then a million petitions gonna show him the door,
"Recall-able boy," they all said --
He was just a recall-able boy.

Oooo, ah-oooo,
Oo-ooo, recall-able boy!

Aides charged with misdemeanors and felonies,
"Indictable boy," they all said.
His spokesman was granted immunity,
"Indictable boy," they all said --
Well he could be an indictable boy.

In his office illegal activities,
"Indictable boy," they all said.
A secret e-mail system, claims he never did see,
"Indictable boy," they all said --
Well he could be an indictable boy!

Oooo, ah-oooo,
Oo-ooo, indictable boy!

Well he either knew, so he's guilty too,
"Indictable boy," they all said.
Or he's dumber than a box of drywall screws,
"Indictable boy," they all said.

Now he's fixin' it up with old John Doe,
"Indictable boy," they all said.
And the question is what and when did he know,
[Hogan's Heroes interlude... I see nuTHINK!]
"Indictable boy," they all said --
He is SUCH an indictable boy!

Oooo, ah-oooo,
Oo-ooo, indictable boy!

Originally posted to AnnieJo on Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 08:25 AM PST.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive, Protest Music, DKOMA, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, and Progressive Hippie.

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