As the gentle reader already knows, Walker has been spending most of his time traveling across the nation from one fundraiser to another in his not so secret presidential campaign. As a tribute to his fundraising skill, he raised $3.5 million in the past six months, albeit the far majority of it comes from out of state. Those of us living here aren't willing to throw good money after bad. And we know he's as bad as it gets.
But even though he raised quite a lot of money, he has also been spending it like mad, too. Walker blew through $2 million in the past six months. A lot of the money went for private charter jets, posh hotels, fancy restaurants, "administrative expenses" at Macy's and a trip to Hooter's (maybe to visit his former campaign spokeswoman, Ciara Matthews?).
One of the biggest expenses caught my attention, not just because of the amount of money spent, but what it was spent on:
Legal Fees: Although some of his former hires are doing jail time, Walker wasn’t charged in the long-running John Doe investigation into his county executive office and political aides. But the price of freedom didn’t come cheap. The governor transferred $247,602 to the Scott Walker Trust, his criminal defense fund, bringing the total up to about $450,000. State law requires him to get the OK of donors whose money is used for this fund, but Walker doesn’t have to get that consent in writing or provide any documentation to the state Government Accountability Board. He only has to declare on this campaign finance form that he made a lump-sum transfer to his criminal defense account.I point this out because in the days and weeks ahead, even though Jeff tried to steal my thunder, there is more. There is always more.
Walker also paid fees for “compliance-administration” to Stephen Biskupic ($10,000), Foley and Lardner ($11,446) and Michael Best & Friedrich ($9,298).