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  •  It's not a question of it being "okay". (3+ / 0-)
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    Amber6541, Tuffie, WisVoter

    It's a question of importance. If all the emails have been deleted, this will likely be a political non-event. You think people will be talking about his Yahoo! account in two years? And that it will significantly influence voters?

    •  it's also not legal (8+ / 0-)

      so it doesn't matter what you think voters will or will not think next year, they'll see criminal charges for using taxpayer funds to set up a private email account to use for political purposes.  Not just "basically using" a Yahoo account, and anyone who isn't trying to spin for Republicans knows the difference.  

      "Setting up and using such a system is illegal, but there are laws and there are laws."

      And if he's found guilty of breaking the law, you don't think potential primary oppenents will use that to crucify him?  He would have no chance at a higher office, period.  

      •  The Wisconsin Supreme Court (1+ / 0-)
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        nadd2

        has ruled, amongst other things, that the legislature does not have to follow the Constitution or other laws.  What makes you so sure it will rule that a governor violating laws is actually illegal?

        •  That's not what was being discussed. (1+ / 0-)
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          Robert B

          Red Rabbit didn't say anything about being sure that Scotty will be prosecuted. If it's illegal (and it is) then they should be prosecuted. It's how the law works, independent of political gamesmanship.  

          •  I disagree (0+ / 0-)

            Red rabbit wrote "if he is found guilty of breaking the law…" and that is what I was addressing.  If this issue comes before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, I give it a 50-50 that they find him 'not guilty by reason of being governor'.

            Remember, one of the Wisconsin Supreme Court judges actually tried to strangle another judge because she disagreed with him (he went to her chambers, yelled at her, then put his hands around her neck and shut off her airway -- he had to be pulled away by other people).  He is still on the court, because the victim was afraid to press charges.

            We have a weird state (and not in a good way).

            I am not saying he won't be prosecuted.  I am claiming that the Court might rule that he is, in fact, above the law -- meaning that what he did is not illegal because he is governor.

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