Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Walker Opens Up To Prank Caller

A blogger from the Buffalo Beast called Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker saying he was David Koch. According to the Buffalo Beast article, that's all the blogger needed to do to talk to Walker.

I'm still reading the article, but I wanted to get this out there.

Update: The first thing the prank caller notes is that Walker isn't taking anyone's phone calls. So he decides to see if Walker would answer the call of a Koch brother. Surprisingly, or not surprisingly, Walker made room for Koch in his schedule and took his call. So, apparently Walker won't talk to the public employees, protesters, unions, or Democrats. Walker said on Morning Joe this week that he will not discuss the bill with the Democrats. But Walker will gladly talk to a Koch brother, possibly because they gave $43,000 to Walker's campaign in 2010.

In the conversation Walker discusses how he has thought about planting troublemakers to sway public opinion. "You know, well, the only problem with that [planting troublemakers] - because we thought about that." Walker goes on to say how his "gut reaction" is that if he were to introduce troublemakers it could end up backfiring on him. I can only wish he could come up with other reasons for not planting troublemakers.

Many times in the conversation Walker refers to people who disagree with him as "not one of us." How far does this relationship between Walker and the Koch brothers go? What is Wisconsin's interest in the Koch brothers?

"Koch: Beautiful; beautiful. Gotta crush that union." Not one time does Walker say otherwise, instead he continues on about how he plans to accomplish crushing unions.

Another empty threat: "Walker: …I’ve got layoff notices ready…" - more on that and why it's an empty threat later.

Walker also accepts an invitation for a paid flight from the faux David Koch. From the Buffalo Beast article:

Koch: [Laughs] Well, I tell you what, Scott: once you crush these bastards I’ll fly you out to Cali and really show you a good time.
Walker: All right, that would be outstanding.

Update: Here is the full transcript.


  1. Thanks for setting this up as a sort of "clearing house" for information on the issues.

    This conversation with Walker and a "fake" Koch Brother continues to expose Walker's plan and approach to politics - Make a decision and then don't compromise, don't really listen, just dig in. That's not government - at least not democracy.

  2. Thanks for taking the time to voice your thoughts.

    There's a lot of "spin" in this debate, and we're beginning to see which side is spinning more, and how they're doing it. We all need to continue spreading the truth. So that whether it's a Democrat or Republican, we aren't manipulated into accepting conclusions not based on facts.