The Wisconsin Koch-whore, Gov. Scott Walker, got punked. He thought he was getting a phone call from his billionaire pimp, David Koch, but it was a prank call. Republicans like Walker and Palin seem to have this problem with Caller ID.
Walker should have taken Honest Abe’s advice and kept his mouth shut. He really is that stupid. This whole sorry charade is really starting to backfire on these punks.
Ian Murphy, The Beast’s New York-based editor got through to Walker by posing as right-wing financier David Koch. They had a 20-minute conversation about what could be done to sabatoge the pro-democracy protests. According to the audio, Walker told “Koch”:
He was looking into ways to hold Democratic senators’ pay until they returned to vote on the union-busting bill.
He was looking to nail Democrats on ethics violations if they took meals or lodging from union supporters.
He’d take “Koch” up on this offer: “[O]nce you crush these bastards I’ll fly you out to Cali and really show you a good time.”
He also jokes about using the baseball bat he keeps in his office on his opponents. This little prank call may end up getting Walker investigated by Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board. His flippant remarks about bringing in agent provocateurs to the rallies to cause trouble and perhaps incite violence is not going over too well with Wisconsin voters.
The Nation’s John Nichols told Ed Schultz on MSNBC last night:
The governor’s not walking a fine line Ed. He tripped off the cliff. The fact of the matter is that Wisconsin has the toughest ethics laws in the nation. We pride ourselves on that. That goes back more than a hundred years to the progressive era with Bob La Follette. Those ethics laws require that an elected official keep faith with the people of Wisconsin. Those statements raise deep concerns here in Madison and around the state.
The former Attorney General of Wisconsin, Peg Lautenschlager told me tonight that she is in the reviewing this, of the transcript of this conversation, for several hours found what she determined to be multiple ethics, election law and labor law violations. And she will tomorrow morning suggest that the state Government Accountability Board begin to review those ethics violations. …
…there’s a moral component to this. People around Wisconsin are talking tonight about the fact that they brought their children to peaceful, very attractive and popular rallies in Madison and other communities and now they find out that their governor says that he considered sending agent provocateurs into those rallies to screw things up and cause trouble, perhaps to begin violence and he only decided not to do it, not because he’s worried for the people of his state, but because he was worried that it might not play well politically. That’s a very troubling thing to have a governor of an American state talking about.
The good news is that the evil corporate-teabagging Kochroach playbook is being exposed to the light of the internet for all to see. It’s a frightening and ugly vision for America.
Countdown: 8 days until Republicans shut down the federal government.
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