The Wisconsin Court of Appeals is expected to issue a decision today on
former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen 's bid to overturn his 2006 conviction for
misconduct in public office.
Jensen's defense of, "But, Mom. All the other kids were doing it," is not expected to hold much water.
Jensen, once one of the most powerful politicians in Wisconsin, was
convicted in March 2006 of three felonies and a misdemeanor for running an
illegal campaign machine using staff members from the Assembly Republican Caucus and his own Capitol office.
The Waukesha Republican was sentenced to 15 months in prison by
Dane County Circuit Judge Steven Ebert in May 2006. He has been free pending his appeal.
One of the most curious paragraphs ever mars the report, though.
Jensen is among nine lawmakers and staffers -- including former Democratic
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Chvala of Madison -- found guilty of charges
related to illegal campaigning in the Legislature. The scandal was uncovered by
the Wisconsin State Journal in a series of articles beginning in May 2001.
I doubt that Scooter was uncovered in the articles, if you know what I mean.
UPDATE: A technicality over jury instructions wins Scooter a new chance to drag all of the facts of his misdeeds through the Press as run-up for the Wisconsin Primary. Shall we start a pool on the date of the plea bargain?