I’m guessing the Walker side of the deliberation had 2 aspects:
1. Since the John Doe accusations are about coordination with the Club for Growth, the less we seem to be on the same page with them, the better.
2. “Rape” is a hot button word. It’s a word they can kill you with. RIP Todd Akin. Unless you’re talking about the crime of rape — or are a liberal — stay away from that word.