The photo to the right comes from “freeze frame” of a video interview done by WISN TV, as Walker makes his first public comment regarding the John Doe Investigation indictments. Can freeze frames provide a portrait of a split second which might prove to be as effective as a visual lie detector test?
The similarities of Walkergate to the Watergate conspiracy have not been missed by observers. It is nearly 40 years ago that the political scandal involving abuse of power and bribery and obstruction of justice; led to the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974. Walker’s fate seems to be traveling on the same journey, and it has been commented, and tweeted that Walkergate is now in the “I am not a crook” stage, in reference to a Nixon speech where he said the same shortly after details of Watergate broke.
One of the popular songs of the time was written and sung by Arlo Guthrie; “The Presidential Rag”. His lyrics filled the air waves with questions that were circling through the mind’s of people across the country, like “If you didn’t know about that one, then what else don’t you know?”
The video below sets Arlo Guthrie’s song in the frame of John Doe investigation as it circles closer and closer to Walker, much as another investigation of another era finally forced the first resignation of a sitting President of the United States.
The complete “Presidential Rag” with Arlo Guthte.