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  •  There's a loophole, sort of - they'd try anything (1+ / 0-)
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    GeoffT

    It's not likely to work.

    The ambiguous phrase is "shall be eligible". This could be argued as being eligible to be a candidate or eligible to serve in office. The weak  argument might be that once he's elected, he's passed the eligibility requirement. There are other laws that describe issues of competency and such. So his high-priced lawyers, experienced in defending organized crime figures, are certain to try every path, relevent or not. And appeal, appeal, appeal.

    The WI State Supreme Court, is likely to misinterpret every statute in his favor. This is the court that overrode a constitutionally protected open meeting law by a 4-3 right wing majority. After the magical 2700 lost and found votes showed up in Waukesha County two days after the election. And put the David "choker" Prosser back in the court for ten more years.

    The better argument for the prosecution is the "at the time of commission" phrase. That happened before he ran for governor. That would nullify his governorship for sure.

    Then there's his replacement, Lt. Governor Kleefisch, who worships the Wanker. She is definitely stupid enough to pardon him.

    These people have a long history of sleazy tactics.

    I agree that he can't get away with pardoning himself. But that doesn't mean he won't try.

    He's not been charged with anything. Yet.

    "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 12:59:58 PM PST

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