Saturday, February 04, 2012

Defender Of Axe Murderer to Represent Scott Walker

I wish our state newspapers would write headlines like the title of this post but I realize that's a bit too much to hope for with the current emphasis on journalistic "balance". I could not resist my own unbalanced thoughts on the most recent developments in Walkergate. According to the Wisconsin State Journal the gubernator has hired a law firm known for high profile criminal cases and representing those facing grand jury investigations:
"In a statement issued through his campaign, Walker also announced that he had hired two high-powered criminal defense attorneys, Mike Steinle and John Gallo, but said he would use no public money to cover the costs.....Walker said his attorneys were hired to assemble additional background information and ensure he's "in the best position possible to continue aiding" the investigation. Steinle is a Milwaukee-based criminal defense attorney with the firm Terschan, Steinle & Ness. He has taken on recent high-profile cases, including one involving a Fox Point teen who killed his grandfather with an ax. Gallo is listed as a partner at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, and the firm's website says he specializes in representing criminal defendants and grand-jury targets."
I particularly enjoyed this comment:
""I have already said that I would be happy to sit down with the people looking into these issues and answer any additional questions they may have," Walker said."
I suspect "happy" is the least of the emotions going through Mr. Walker's mind these days.


Anonymous said...

I was really amazed to see that the Milw. atty's father had defended a high-level Milw. Mob Boss know as Mr. Big back in the day. (Frank Balistrieri
Two thoughts about that - mob bosses always go scott free. Scott Free Walker too I suppose.
And IMO it doesn't look "nice" IMO, to hire a guy who defends the Mob.
and seriously, who the fuck comes up with names like Mr. Big, sounds like a damn cartoon character. What a crowd to run with.
Preacher's kid, Eagle Scout....'nuff said. What is it about PKs anyways. The most amoral folks on the planet are so often Preacher's kids. blaaargh.

Anonymous said...

LOL what an IMO-fest that was.