Political Circus: Ooh ‘dat (email’s) so scandalous
February 21st, 2014
02:24 PM ET
5 months ago

Political Circus: Ooh ‘dat (email’s) so scandalous

Washington (CNN) – The Internet is kind of like that annoying friend from college who remembers you at your sloppy drunk worst and keeps telling the stories over and over again.

While combing through 25,000 documents related to the now-closed investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, when he was the Milwaukee County executive, we came across this gem.

Walker’s chief of staff at the time emailed him about the “checkered past” of a doctor hired for the county’s Behavioral Health Division, saying she had at one time been a thong model.

Walker's terse response: "Get rid of the MD ASAP."

Okay, now admit it. You’re humming Sisqo’s “Thong Song”


Rock on!

Texas Attorney general Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, and Sen. Ted Cruz danced a two-step in their efforts to avoid being linked with—but not totally disavow—the comments of conservative activist and 1970s-80s rocker Ted Nugent. Meanwhile, Scott Brown the former Massachusetts senator who's thinking about running in New Hampshire, avoided controversy by finding a safer 70s-80s rock act to bromance.

Brown got geeked jamming with the band on its 1978 hit "Surrender."


Lamar Alexander Roll Call (2)

Why don’t you get right on that?

Gee, you think?  Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander had a thought on how to get things moving on confirming the backlog of Obama administration judicial nominees instead of the time they spend traveling on Monday and Friday to and from their home districts.

Given Congress’ record of do-nothingness, increasing productivity would be a good start. 



Why can't we be friends?

Kentucky Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul weren't working on a pot farm and Kentucky's not about to join Washington and Colorado in legalizing weed. The two were able to get a provision in the farm bill that will help their state research industrial hemp.



His own man

Uh huh. But that last name probably doesn’t hurt.

George P. Bush - the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, nephew of former President and Texas Gov. George W. Bush, and the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush - wants you to know he’s on his own as he runs for Texas land commissioner.

CNN Digital Producer Eric Weisbrod and CNN's Sara Fischer contributed to this report.

soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    HILARIOUS watching Guns Over People tea potty wingnuts walk the plank toward another November.

    February 21, 2014 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. NC

    I am old enough to remember that Nugent is nothing but a draft dodging coward that is still strung out on LSD from the 60's. I am old enough to remember no voice mail, email, texts, or tweets. Talk to people face to face it never leaves a trace of what you say.

    February 21, 2014 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Yeah, because accidental peeny tweets are the same as clandestine email systems used to skirt employment, campaign finance and other laws.

    February 21, 2014 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Try a web search for " rachel maddow rand paul interview ". His opening monologue says it all. He supports bigotry.

    February 21, 2014 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  5. just asking

    NATHAN WIMBERLY
    HILARIOUS watching Guns Over People tea potty wingnuts walk the plank toward another November.
    -–

    do you honesty think this nonsense matters to people more than the lies told by obama and the democrats that cost millions of american their healthcare coverage? if you do then you are pretty delusional.

    February 21, 2014 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. Tampa Tim

    Walker, Scott, Deal and Krispy exemplify that the more corrupt you become, the more the billionaires like you.

    February 21, 2014 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  7. CATX

    NATHAN WIMBERLY

    HILARIOUS watching Guns Over People tea potty wingnuts walk the plank toward another November.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Hilarious watching libs writing posts that a 3 year old would.

    February 21, 2014 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  8. Tampa Tim

    I would like to remind nanny red staters that they get to keep their junk policies for another year.

    February 21, 2014 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    "do you honesty think this nonsense matters to people more than the lies told by obama and the democrats that cost millions of american their healthcare coverage? if you do then you are pretty delusional."
    ----------------------------------------–
    Well, let's do it the conservative way. Let's repeal the Affordable Care Act, so that we can cause tens of millions more to suffer changes in their healthcare coverage. Get over it, would you? Millions of people have seen coverage changes each and every year for DECADES. Want to know something else? Millions of more people will see coverage changes in the future.

    February 21, 2014 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  10. Lisa P.

    CATX

    NATHAN WIMBERLY

    HILARIOUS watching Guns Over People tea potty wingnuts walk the plank toward another November.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Hilarious watching libs writing posts that a 3 year old would.
    February 21, 2014 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm
    --------------------------------

    Anything to change the subject, eh?

    February 21, 2014 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  11. CryBabies

    @NC....How wrong you are or how bad your memory is...Ted Nugent may have his flaws BUT...he never was a user of illegal drugs. Women were his vice ( Bill Clinton come to mind?) Drugs were a no-no.

    February 21, 2014 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  12. ThinkAgain

    @just asking: "do you honesty think this nonsense matters to people more than the lies told by obama and the democrats that cost millions of american their healthcare coverage? if you do then you are pretty delusional."

    Do you honestly think that you posting your lies over and over and over again will make it come true? The policies of many people did not renew – totally at the discretion of the free-market insurance companies. Many of those people have been able to get better policies at a lower cost, either from exchanges or directly from the insurance companies.

    If you don't think Obamacare is a good thing, then do a little research on the free-market insurance companies' websites. They want people to get covered, because they know in the long run, it will bring down the cost of healthcare.

    Do yourself a favor and turn off Fox and Levin and Limbaugh. Do a little research and learn for yourself the FACTS about healthcare reform.

    February 21, 2014 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  13. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Can't wait to see this Koch kneeler thrown out of office and into jail!

    February 21, 2014 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  14. ja

    Chickens always come home to roost

    February 21, 2014 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  15. Lisa P.

    Personally I'm enjoying watching Scott Walker's defenders try to craft a new political morality where it's suddenly o.k. to lie repeatedly to the public in order to cover-up one's participation in illegal activities (because... Obama! Or... Clinton! for the more forward-thinking dupes, even though they always quiet down when asked for actual proof of any wrongdoing), and a politician somehow bears *less* responsibility for the illegal actions of members of his hand-picked political inner circle, committed in pursuit of nothing but his own political interest, than for the poor choices of some bureaucrat in a regional office that he probably didn't even know existed, pre-"scandal!" Of course, by that standard Governor Walker will soon be impeached because a DNR warden has been filling out fishing licenses incorrectly - I can hardly wait!

    In the meantime, the racist, misogynist and generally insulting e-mails shared among the idiots of Governor Walker's political brain trust are just icing on the cake as far as I'm concerned. It merely confirms what many of us were pretty sure was true, just like the e-mails proving that Governor Walker knew about and approved of illegal campaign activity on the public dime, in his own words. Proof is a rock that the talkers and spinners can't dance around... though it is fun to watch them try.

    February 21, 2014 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |