Democratic spokesman: Doesn’t Gov. Walker kinda remind you of Jeffrey Dahmer?

posted at 8:41 pm on March 1, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

A three-year investigation of Wisonsin Gov. Scott Walker and aides closed for good today with no charges against Walker.

Just like that, the lengthy John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s aides and associates is over.

Nearly three years after the probe was launched, retired Appeals Court Judge Neal Nettesheim signed an order shutting down the secret investigation.

In all, Milwaukee County prosecutors brought charges against six individuals as a result of the probe, which was opened in May 2010. Of those, three were former aides to Walker while he was Milwaukee County executive, one was an appointee and another a major campaign contributor.

No additional charges will be filed.

Nettesheim said in an interview Friday that prosecutors reviewed thousands of documents and took testimony from hundreds of witnesses. In addition, Milwaukee County officials raided the homes of several former Walker aides and seized documents from others.

The judge said the investigation had been all but dormant in recent months. The case had been kept open as a way to release documents tied to the criminal charges that already had been filed.

The state Democratic Party’s communications director was noticeably disappointed, taking to Twitter to compare the governor to the infamous cannibal serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer, for some reason:

Zielinski is known as a “combative” operative in Wisconsin political circles, who throws reporters out of events and has a flawless Pants-on-Fire record with Politifact. His Twitter bio notes he’s a former Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Onion writer. A Journal-Sentinel report says he worked for them, too. Surprise.

So far, both Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Walker’s recall opponent, and the Democratic state party chairman have had to distance themselves from Zielinski.

“The mayor said, ‘Way over the top and very inappropriate,’” said Patrick Curley, chief of staff to Barrett…

Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate apologized for his aide’s remarks.

“Graeme’s tweet is inappropriate, over zealous and insensitive,” Tate said via email. “He should have chosen a different comparison point in pointing out Gov. Walker has had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid criminal charges. He and I regret his comment.”


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Doesn’t President Obama remind you of a ClusterFluck?

Electrongod on March 1, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Democratic spokesman: Doesn’t Gov. Walker kinda remind you of Jeffrey Dahmer?

Doesn’t all those destroying their state capitol a couple years ago..
Remind you of OWS?

Electrongod on March 1, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Excuse me while I go and take a Zielinski. Don’t worry I am all about the courtesy flush.

CW on March 1, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Doesn’t Graeme Zielinski’s mustache reming you of Adolf Hitler?

blammm on March 1, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Excuse me while I go and take a Zielinski. Don’t worry I am all about the courtesy flush.

CW on March 1, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Be sure to have the plunger…
It’s embarrassing to leave the bathroom finding it..

Electrongod on March 1, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Doesn’t this guy kind of remind one of Obama. A bit mean. A bit repetitive. A bit stupid. A buffoon with a mean streak.

pat on March 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM

What is it with the liberals in Wisconsin? They really kick up the rhetoric a few notches over the standard liberal freakout.

Mark1971 on March 1, 2013 at 9:01 PM

What do @GovWalker and Jeffrey Dahmer have in common?

I didn’t know Walker was a gay man with a substance abuse problem that lead him to bind, torture, dissect and eat other men.

Only men, for the record.

budfox on March 1, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Doesn’t @GraemeZielinskiRemindYouOf…..

roy_batty on March 1, 2013 at 9:02 PM

“He should have chosen a different comparison point in pointing out Gov. Walker has had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid criminal charges.

So, who are they saying Walker bribed?

ButterflyDragon on March 1, 2013 at 9:06 PM

I can’t get in to WI. I just can’t. After clopper and all of it,, they have to sort it out now on their own.
I mean for God sakes, Palin and Brietbart hit the ground.

Got my own problems in my own State. Like a mexican invasion and such..

I feel for cheeseheads, I really do. Fight. Or should I say, keep fighting.

Maybe it’s time to follow William Jacobsen again. Occassionally.

wolly4321 on March 1, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Doesn’t President Obama remind you of a ClusterFluck?

Electrongod on March 1, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Yes

ccrosby on March 1, 2013 at 9:08 PM

What do @govwalker and Jeffrey Dahmer have in common?

— Graeme Zielinski

They’re both less repulsive than you.

xblade on March 1, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Don’t Obama remind you of Alfred E. Newman?

annoyinglittletwerp on March 1, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Whatever happened to madisoncon. His .25 cal jam?

wolly4321 on March 1, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I supported Walker & Kleifisch in the last round and am I glad I did.

Seems they’re doing a pretty good job there if the D’s have lowered themselves to calling him Dahmer.

People don’t really believe this crap, do they?

At some point there has to be saturation of mis-information that people just get tired of, please.

ccrosby on March 1, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Obama reminds me of Idi Amin.

Mark1971 on March 1, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Looking at this guy’s Twitter account, he sounds exactly like a lot of moonbat Internet trolls you see infesting sites.

ddrintn on March 1, 2013 at 9:13 PM

“He should have chosen a different comparison point in pointing out Gov. Walker has had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid criminal charges.

So, who are they saying Walker bribed?

ButterflyDragon on March 1, 2013 at 9:06 PM

They’re Palinizing him.

ddrintn on March 1, 2013 at 9:14 PM

So, is it time now that republicans have a three year long secret investigation into democrats?

BruthaMan on March 1, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Graeme Zielinski @gjzielinski

…says the guy who reminds s of John Wayne Gacy

KOOLAID2 on March 1, 2013 at 9:16 PM

us

KOOLAID2 on March 1, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Scott Walker supports open borders and should be primaried, IMO.

FloatingRock on March 1, 2013 at 9:17 PM

They’re Palinizing him.

ddrintn on March 1, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Naturally, they lost.

What else can they do?

That’s all they know…

Scrumpy on March 1, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Twerp, yes. Alfred E Newman

SparkPlug on March 1, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Scott Walker supports open borders and should be primaried, IMO.

FloatingRock on March 1, 2013 at 9:17 PM

So does Papa Paul.

RickB on March 1, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Naturally, they lost.

What else can they do?

That’s all they know…

Scrumpy on March 1, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Yep. I won’t use a broad brush here, because I do know lots of decent though misguided libs/progs/lefties. But some are just plain old sewer rat scum of the earth.

ddrintn on March 1, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Sure, there are similarities. Dahmer collected the heads of his victims. Scott Walker collects the heads of union stooges, democrat operatives, and other Alinskiites.

Take that, bi+ches!

Walker 2016!

CurtZHP on March 1, 2013 at 9:25 PM

The Liberals Have NO FEAR at ALL now!

They are IN POWER and THEY CONTROL THE MEDIA!!

They can SAY oor DO WHATEVER THEY WANT – with ZERO CONSEQUENCES!!

If Obama showed up NAKED to a White House briefing, except for a pistol – and he walked in, SHOT the Fox News reporter 6 times at point blank range and then picked the most desirable white woman he could find in the room and RAPED her in full view of everyone in the room and strode out with the evidence still dripping from him.

There would be NO report of a crime.
There would be NO film evidence of the crimes
The journalists would make the Fox New Reporter’s body “go away”
The woman would NOT file a rape complaint
The crime scene would be WIPED CLEAN by the journalists
ANYONE who BREATHED a Word about the events would be GANG-TACKLED by every reporter and news outlet in the country – like Woodward has been.

THEY HAVE NO FEAR!!!

williamg on March 1, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Let hope the democrats are too dumb to fire this ignorant jackass as he hurts democrats more than he helps them.

Gracelynn on March 1, 2013 at 9:27 PM

So does Papa Paul.

RickB on March 1, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Paul Ryan supports amnesty for illegal aliens too? I wasn’t sure.

If you mean Ron Paul, you are wrong, he doesn’t support amnesty even though he doesn’t support rounding them up for deportation. His position is to cut off their welfare and thus turn off the magnets that draw them here.

FloatingRock on March 1, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Scott Walker supports open borders and should be primaried, IMO.

FloatingRock on March 1, 2013 at 9:17 PM

This post now found in Merriam-Webster under: Definition of “Idiot”

Floating, yes – but “rock” wasn’t what I was thinking of.

williamg on March 1, 2013 at 9:33 PM

what do obama and wayne williams have in common?

mittens on March 1, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Walker 2016!

CurtZHP on March 1, 2013 at 9:25 PM

I could go for that.

ddrintn on March 1, 2013 at 9:39 PM

If that’s the azzhat’s real picture in his twitter account…he really is in no position to make comparisons to serial killers of the homo-cannibal persuasion. He could be a poster boy for the category.

Looks like he’s taking some heat..he issued a non-apology apology.

HumpBot Salvation on March 1, 2013 at 9:48 PM

williamg on March 1, 2013 at 9:33 PM

I don’t support any politicians that support amnesty for illegal aliens. Period. If you think that’s stupid, I think you’re stupid.

FloatingRock on March 1, 2013 at 9:49 PM

williamg on March 1, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Reminds me of a comment I read the other day.

“Obama could be caught in BED…with a 14 year old BOY, a RUSSIAN Surface to air MISSILE up his A$$, and a CUBAN Cigar in his mouth…and the Lame Stream Media would still be his Lap(hand-job)DOG”

mrsmwp on March 1, 2013 at 9:52 PM

His Twitter bio notes he’s a former Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Onion writer.

Sounds about right.

joekenha on March 1, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Don’t tell me that the Dems have run out of homophobic and racism claims? It’s worked so wonderfully for over 50 years.

They have to be so disappointed… and desperate. Obviously.

WestTexasBirdDog on March 1, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Gov. Walker has had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid criminal charges. He and I regret his comment.

Which says nothing about innocence — since the state does not pay the expenses of defending one’s self even should one be found innocent.

unclesmrgol on March 1, 2013 at 10:35 PM

So if Walker spent less, he would have been found guilty? That assertion speaks volumes about our legal system.

tngmv on March 1, 2013 at 10:46 PM

So, is it time now that republicans have a three year long secret investigation into democrats?

BruthaMan on March 1, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Republicans in Milwaukee catch democrats red-handed all the time for breaking election rules and the Democratic DA never files charges. It’s just the way it is in Milwaukee. Look up double-standard hypocrites in the dictionary and next to the definition there will be a picture of a Milwaukee democrat.

Deano1952 on March 1, 2013 at 11:57 PM

“He should have chosen a different comparison point in pointing out Gov. Walker has had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid criminal charges.

Is it me or does that suggest that Judge Neal Nettesheim was paid off? Surely these folks aren’t complaining that Gov. Walker had paid legal representation?

Cindy Munford on March 2, 2013 at 1:24 AM

 
Here in Wisconsin, everyone knows Zielinski is an ignorant slut.
 

ignatzk on March 2, 2013 at 2:01 AM

Apparently the new standard of guilt (if you’re a conservative) is not being convicted nor even being charged. It’s feeling the need to mount a defense.

“If you’re innocent how come you need a lawyer?”
— Dimocrats

I wonder if Gov. Walker spent more on his defense than Bubba spent on his. I suspect not.

SoRight on March 2, 2013 at 5:51 AM

notes he’s a former Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Onion writer.

“What difference does it make??” – Hillary

There’s a solution for the Wis. Dem Party for when aides make stupid public statements. You fire them.

But you have to have standards for this to be a convincing tactic to prevent future transgressions. Sorry Wisconsin.

dissent555 on March 2, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Doesn’t Obama Bin Laden remind you of Barack Hussein Osama?

cableguy615 on March 2, 2013 at 7:23 AM

…he’s a former Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Onion writer.

Wow! Couldn’t handle the standards of the WaPo? How low can you get?

ajacksonian on March 2, 2013 at 7:39 AM

Well…..they did both help clean the gene pool.

Unfortunately for Walker, his vermin came back.

WryTrvllr on March 2, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Now all Scott Walker has to do is go through a couple dozen more of these to equal what Sarah Palin put up with before she realized the lawfare would never end….

SDN on March 2, 2013 at 7:47 AM

And they both cause really stupid people’s blood to boil

WryTrvllr on March 2, 2013 at 7:52 AM

And they both cut the fat.

WryTrvllr on March 2, 2013 at 7:59 AM

What is it with the liberals in Wisconsin? They really kick up the rhetoric a few notches over the standard liberal freakout.

Mark1971 on March 1, 2013 at 9:01 PM

They’ve been losing state elections (and Feingold’s seat) since 2010. Apparently at UW and Marquette, they teach that fat, drunk and stupid is a good way to go through life.

Steve Eggleston on March 2, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Now all Scott Walker has to do is go through a couple dozen more of these to equal what Sarah Palin put up with before she realized the lawfare would never end….

SDN on March 2, 2013 at 7:47 AM

Apparently the first time you’ve heard of Walker was after he became governor. Before that, he was the Milwaukee County Executive for 8 years, and he put up with lawfare for all 8 because even in the third most-liberal county in the state (after Dane Count/Madison and Menominee County/Menominee Indian Reservation), the liberals couldn’t beat him at the ballot box.

Steve Eggleston on March 2, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Gov. Walker has had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid criminal charges. He and I regret his comment.

Which says nothing about innocence — since the state does not pay the expenses of defending one’s self even should one be found innocent.

unclesmrgol on March 1, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Because part of the investigation was whether the Walker gubernatorial campaign violated any laws, and under Wisconsin law, a campaign legal defense fund (which is what the Walker campaign set up) can cover those legal expenses. The closest the John Doe investigation got to that was a donor donating too much money, and if memory serves, said donor was turned in by the Walker campaign.

Steve Eggleston on March 2, 2013 at 8:26 AM

“What difference does it make??” – Hillary

There’s a solution for the Wis. Dem Party for when aides make stupid public statements. You fire them.

But you have to have standards for this to be a convincing tactic to prevent future transgressions. Sorry Wisconsin.

dissent555 on March 2, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Zielinski has been saying this stuff since he became the DPW spokesman in 2007.

Steve Eggleston on March 2, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Doesn’t President Obama remind you of a ClusterFluck?

Electrongod on March 1, 2013 at 8:55 PM
Yes – specifically a Stuttering ClusterFluck of a Malignant Tyrant.

Steve Eggleston on March 2, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Scott Walker supports open borders and should be primaried, IMO.

FloatingRock on March 1, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Typical POLITICO hatchet job. May I suggest a “follow-up” interview from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel? Short version – deal with those who aren’t here but who want to come here legally first, then we can address what to do with the illegals still here.

Steve Eggleston on March 2, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Did I miss the part about how much of the taxpayers’ money a Democrat DA spent and found nothing on Walker?

Barnestormer on March 2, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Democratic spokesman: Doesn’t Gov. Walker kinda remind you of Jeffrey Dahmer?

Looks like the Dems have finally cloned Alan Grayson.

Just for fun, go to Google and type in “Democrat” “Florida” and “nuts” and see what comes up first.

LMAO!

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 2, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Does Zielinski want to eat Gov. Walker? A little transference maybe?
You think todays Left isn’t going mad with Hate?

arand on March 2, 2013 at 10:52 AM

I guess if the opposition is comparing you to Dahmer you must be doing something right, huh?

GWB on March 2, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Doesn’t Gov. Walker kinda remind you of Jeffrey Dahmer?

Not so much but you definitely remind me of Walter Duranty

Open The Door on March 2, 2013 at 1:49 PM

What’s never mentioned in these stories is the fact that Walker is the person who requested the DA open an investigation in the first place.

bs4948800 on March 2, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Now all Scott Walker has to do is go through a couple dozen more of these to equal what Sarah Palin put up with before she realized the lawfare would never end….

SDN on March 2, 2013 at 7:47 AM

Apparently the first time you’ve heard of Walker was after he became governor. Before that, he was the Milwaukee County Executive for 8 years, and he put up with lawfare for all 8 because even in the third most-liberal county in the state (after Dane Count/Madison and Menominee County/Menominee Indian Reservation), the liberals couldn’t beat him at the ballot box.

Steve Eggleston on March 2, 2013 at 8:21 AM

No – I’ve known about Walker for quite a while. However, SDN is correct. Sarah Palin went through almost two dozen State-Sponsored “Investigations” which had no basis nor substantiation for their existance whatsoever initated by Liberal Hate Mongers who could get away with it in Alaska because their laws were Effd up and allowed any idiot to initate such an investigation without any financial resources and allowed these idiots to be reimbursed by the State for their hate-speech. This ended up in a reporter who had an obsessive hate fixation with her renting the house next to hers and endangering her family – all paid for by Liberal and Union Slush funds. Yeah – Scott as a way to go to equal the harrassment she received. She was not able to leave the State after a while due to some of these bogus investigations and allegations,

williamg on March 2, 2013 at 5:13 PM

People don’t really believe this crap, do they?

ccrosby on March 1, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Outside of the blue strongholds of Milwaukee and Madison, no. Not really.

It’s really a “heads we win, tails you lose” proposition. The Democrats launched this investigation hoping — praying — they’d get something on Walker. Walker’s no fool. He knew they were going to look for anything, however innocuous, and attempt to peg criminal charges on him.

I am 100% convinced the liberals wanted this investigation to carry into early/mid 2014 because this was their entire 2014 gubernatorial election campaign. I don’t know as much about Wisconsin politics as some, but I pay enough attention to say I can’t think of anyone the Democrats might be considering running against Walker at this point (they aren’t going to go to Barrett again…unless they’re really that stupid). I don’t even think Feingold wants to touch this because I think he’s got higher aspirations (like a run for the White House in 2016 or 2020).

So instead of running a decent candidate to fight him, the left was hoping the “Walker is a criminal!” meme would carry them through the election.

But with a state on more solid fiscal footing and slowly (almost too slowly for my taste) turning in the right direction with regards to taxes, Walker’s going to have a good record to run on. The only flaw is that he won’t make the jobs goal he set out in 2010. However, if we see enough growth in jobs, even that won’t make a difference enough to pick the election.

I live in Milwaukee, so everything (and everyone) around me is deeply blue and deeply Democrat. But I’ve heard from out-state folk that most of the state loves Walker.

Graeme Zielinksi is mourning the loss of their best 2014 card. As tactless and rudely as humanly possible.

englishqueen01 on March 3, 2013 at 6:11 PM

api on March 8, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Great article

api on March 8, 2013 at 9:51 AM