Working In These Times
Friday Sep 16, 2011 9:00 am
FBI Raid Involving Walker Campaign Records May Foretell Bigger Threat
By Roger Bybee
Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and his Republican allies have been conducting themselves with contempt toward those opposing their policies.
This contempt includes an utter disregard not just for labor and Democratic legislators, but the vast majority of Wisconsin citizens, judging from polls about the right to a union voice for public workers and Walker’s 59 percent disapproval rating.
But an FBI raid on the Madison home of a former top Walker aide—who served him both during his term as Milwaukee County executive and as governor—may signal big trouble for the governor and might also diminish his “I’m-on-a-mission-from-God” zealotry.