Scott Walker’s move into the national arena as a Presidential Candidate has been anticipated by some progressives. Not because he is seen as a potential front runner, but because he will finally be vetted through the investigative grist mill of a candidate for a top job. Walker’s many detractors have experienced the political personae of Walker much like that of Ted Cruz – as a self serving opportunist always placing his political career over the best interests of the people of Wisconsin. They waited with anticipation through the two year long John Doe investigation, only to feel cheated when it finally terminated without a Walker indictment. That defeat is given new hope and new fodder for the Walker vetting future as the Journal Sentinel has won a court order to obtain the sealed email and documents of the investigation, including those of the indicted Kelly Rindfleish:
Newspaper says it will intervene in John Doe appeals case if records sealed
By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel – Sept. 27, 2013
Madison — The Journal Sentinel will move to intervene in the appeal of a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker if anyone attempts to seal records in the case, an attorney for the newspaper wrote in a Friday letter to the Court of Appeals.
Appeals Judge Patricia Curley on Wednesday ordered the case file of former Walker assistant Kelly Rindfleisch to be supplemented with emails from her personal computer and other records that were sealed as part of a secret investigation of aides who served Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive.
New Walker “love child” details
The story was buried alive
While Scott Walker was a student at Marquette University he is alleged to have fathered and then abandoned a child. The story first broke in the days before the Walker (June 5, 2012) Recall election, when a friend of the abandoned mother of Scott Walker’s child, was moved to come forward after hearing a speech by the Governor in which he boasted of his impeccable values.
The allegation deflated as quickly as it had grown. Yet, like so many of the facts surrounding the seedy side of Scott Walker, questions were left unanswered.
What is it with Walker and all the unanswered questions regarding what he knew, and when he knew it – and I am thinking about a secret email network here.
Then last February I received a CD document in the mail from an anonymous source that purported to reveal the identity of Walker’s Marquette girl friend and the child born of the pregnancy described by Dr. Gillick.
The allegations were made public by a highly credible source, Dr. Bernadette Gillick, who is described as a college professor at a major Midwestern university in the article WCM Co Op that appeared in the WCM Co Op article in June of 2012 shortly before Walker’s recall election.
Dr. Gillick’s motivation and credibility are impeccable and demonstrate that her revelations relating to Scott Walker where not politically motivated, but rather, came from a sense of compassion she has demonstrated through her career of working with children who are stroke victims.
Two-Time Scholarship Recipient Bernadette Gillick, PT, MS, Studies Constraint-Induced
Movement Therapy. Not only has she worked as a clinician forover 17 years and as an instructor at a number of universities, but she has earned an Advanced Masters Degree in Neurologic Physical Therapy and is now making her mark in physical therapy research and pursuing a PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Gillick’s motivation and credibility Dr. Gillick PDF
Through her attorney, Mike Fargione, she issued a statement: “It is rare that you will ever hear from me on issues of politics, as I am a firm believer that most politics are local and can be as local as our own kitchen tables. But I’m asking you to consider what I have to share …
The incidents described below all took place when Scott Walker was running for Student Body President at Marquette in the late 1980’s.
Dr. Gillick reveals:
–She was assigned a room in O’Donnell Hall (then a women’s dormitory at Marquette), which she shared with her new roommate, Ruth (not her real name). Ruth was dating Scott Walker, who was 20 at the time, and, according to Bernadette, Ruth was deeply in love with him.
–Ruth found out she was pregnant. She informed her boyfriend, Scott, and initially he was supportive. That support changed to callous indifference for his girlfriend’s predicament after Scott informed his parents of the pregnancy.
– He [Scott] went from encouraging her to get an abortion, to telling me [Dr. Gillick] it was in my best interest to keep my mouth shut, to denying that he was the father and having his own mother call her and tell her to stop erroneously accusing her son of paternity,”
– It was a “horrible time” for her friend. “Imagine her being 18 years old and pregnant, walking around Marquette’s Jesuit Catholic campus with her boyfriend denying he was the father,”
Dr. Gillick’s revelation was met with checks, support, and denial”
Daniel Bice Journal Sentinel “No Quarter”
The story broke and was reported across the blogosphere, but on the very next day, and before the account got its legs, it was dismissed by Journal Sentinel “No Quarter” reporter, Daniel Bice in a statement that was reported across the net:
“I am getting a lot of emails because of this post. Two things: (1) I tracked down and talked to Dr. Gillick’s freshman-year roommate at MU yesterday, and she adamantly denies that Walker is the father of her child. Yes, she got pregnant as a first-year student, but she believes Dr. Gillick is mixing up stories; and (2) I Can Read CCAP has taken a family court suit involving Scott Alan Walker and mixed it up with the governor, Scott Kevin Walker.
Rebuttal of Bice from Badger Democracy Blog
The Scott Walker referenced in the “Bice” comment of Family Court CCAP record was born in April, 1961. The woman in the record (mother of the child) was born in 1962. There is no possible way Dr. Gillick would confuse, or have even known this “other” Scott Walker, much less been roommates with the mother at Marquette. They are both 6 – 7 years older that any of the parties cited by Dr. Gillick. Badger Democracy
Scott Walker’s Birthday – November 2, 1967 (age 45 years)
Senft, Laura Ann – Petitioner
Laura Ann Senft vs. Scott Alan Walker
Milwaukee County Case Number 2004FA003749
Petitioner Senft, Laura Ann
Respondent Walker, Scott Alan
Circuit Court Access Document
Sullivan, Michael P.
Branch Id 26
Filing Date 05-21-2004
Date of Birth 06-1962
Attorney Name Probst, Jane E
Walker, Scott Alan – Respondent Male
Date of Birth 04-1961
Address: 2108 Hwy 10, Appleton, WI
Dr. Gillick sticks to her story:
“Gillick has no plans to issue any modified statement or retraction. “It’s still accurate and contains everything she knows, so there’s no reason to rehash it,” he says. “What Bernadette knows is the experience that her roommate had. She doesn’t have anything to add to what she has said.” Not Wavering WCM Co Op Article
The other other Scott Walker case is clearly irrelevant to the allegations against Governor Scott Walker.
So the only fact that goes against Dr. Gillick’s account is that in a phone interview conducted by Bice, the voice of Ruth denied that Governor Scott Walker was the father of her child. That’s it.
The Walker administration made no comment on the allegations. Dr. Gillick was not subject to any libel or defamation suites as a result of her statements.
Dr. Gillick felt obligated to tell the story of “Ruth” as a reaction to hearing Scott Walker speak of his integrity. As he talked about his “lifelong integrity” her anger grew. This was a man who had abandoned his pregnant young girlfriend — completely turned his back on her at the most fragile point in her life. She notes his “now-convenient ‘pro-life’ proclamations” after burying his past “indiscretion.”
It is one thing to carry the unwanted child allegations on his record. It is quite another make a special proclamation, back in January, to set a day aside as Anti Choice Day, when credible allegations have surfaced that indicate that Gov. Walker may have taken the male advantage of making the very choice that is now proclaimed to be unworthy for women. Now, with his July 5 signing of legislation destined to close all but two clinics in the state to provide women’s health services and abortion, it is time to push the probe deeper toward the truth.
New background information
Marquette opened a daycare center in August of 1989 and the event was covered for The Hilltop in an article “A Place to Grow” by Jodie L. Dolbeare. A business administration major, Jennifer Lowe, is quoted in the article and is pictured holding her one year-old daughter who attends the day care facility while Jennifer is in class.
Jennifer Lowe, a business administration junior, said she enrolled her one-year-old daughter in Marquette’s center for convenience.
Lowe said, “It really means a lot to know my baby is being taken care of while I’m in class. I know my baby is being given the best care possible because everyone here always goes that extra step to make me and my child feel comfortable.
Dr.Bernadette Gillick was with Ruth in the hospital for the birth of her child later that year (and says Walker was not present), and later stood up as a bridesmaid in Ruth’s 1992 marriage to another man. She says Walker eventually had to concede that he was the father, after the birth and paternity test.
Remember this is merely an intrusive marginal ultrasound of Walker
The researcher admits up front that the connection between the person identified by Dr. Gillick as “Ruth” is largely circumstantial. However, every aspect of what has been found about “Ruth” comes directly from Marquette University documents and correlates perfectly with Dr. Gillicks story.
Dr. Gillick is quoted as saying she was present for the birth of “Ruth’s” child late in 1988. By the time Dolbeare’s story would have been written for the 1990 Hilltop, the child would have been approximately one year old.
Dr. Gillick was present at the wedding of “Ruth” to another man in 1992
Returning to the Raynor Memorial Library’s e-archives and searching using the link above at 1992 one finds the photo of Jennifer Lowe from Pewaukee, Wisconsin with the seniors.
The Achilles’s heal of Walker’s Arrogance
Walker’s new book “Uninitiated” is due to hit the street as the 2016 Presidential campaign begins to heat up. In the book the Governor defines himself as a rogue charmer, thus the name:“Unintimidated” . In fact, Walker, left Marquette for reasons unknown without a degree, and is the ghost author of the work with no college education. The book was not written by Walker, but the former speech writer for George W. Bush Marc Thiessen.
It is likely that Scott Walker will not be “intimidated” so much as “unglued” when all of the John Doe documents, love child allegations, and countless crony job appointments and grant awards come to the surface with a real and tough vetting of his political and personal workings most foul.