Fake 'Koch Brother' Dupes Scott Walker
Prankster calls up imitating powerful fundraiser
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 23, 2011 1:02 PM CST
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(Newser) – Scott Walker won’t take a call from the Democratic minority leader, but he’ll gladly make time for uber-fundraiser David Koch—or at least, someone he thinks is David Koch. Ian Murphy, editor of the Buffalo's Beast website, managed to get the Wisconsin governor on the phone in just a few quick calls by impersonating Koch. In the resulting recording, Walker expounds on his plans to break the Democratic senators’ resistance, including stopping their paychecks, catching them in an ethics violations, and threatening to lay off public workers.

He even plans to try tricking them into coming in for talks in the state assembly—which might let Republicans pass the bill later that day. "If you heard I was going to talk to them, that's the only reason why," he assures Koch. When Fake Koch suggests “planting some troublemakers” among protesters, Walker replies, “We thought of that,” but then says he’s worried that a “ruckus” would pressure him to make a deal. At the end of the call, Fake Koch offers to “fly you out to Cali and really show you a good time.” Walker replies, “That would be outstanding.” For one writer's take on the call, click here.

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Sir_Cancelout
Feb 24, 2011 2:02 PM CST
I'm just picking up bits and pieces right now--but I'm hearing that this is a big story in Wisconsin, and that the folks there are "up in arms". There's a former WI Attorney General who says that she's read the transcript and that it warrants investigations into possible violations of election and labor laws, and ethics violations. Then the latest allegation is that WI state troopers are being ordered to go and knock on the doors of the missing legislators (knowing that they're absent) just for the sake of "putting on a show" for FOX News cameras--calling it a misuse of state resources. They are also talking about initiating a recall election. I don't think this story will be going away anytime soon--at least in Wisconsin!
billybadass
Feb 24, 2011 1:04 PM CST
You know nonny, It's amazing what happens when the halo comes off and people are seen in their true colors, it's like when the high school student beats up another and then claims that IT WASN'T ME, and his parents say, oh well our sweet little johnny would never do any such thing, and how their story changes when the halo comes off, ie; the video shows exactly what really happened. 'ol scotty just showed everybody his true colors, not very pretty are they.
nostereotypes
Feb 24, 2011 10:08 AM CST
Typical left wing cry baby BS. Any one for fiscal sanity is in support of the rich and against the poor worker. Even the two head shots on this article are slanted left. I wonder how hard the biased liberal media has to look to find unflattering pictures of conservatives. Also read the whole transcript. Without biased interpretation NOTHING inappropriate was said.