Why yes, yes that IS Scott Walker. And the crank-yanker, journalist Ian Murphy, told MoJo how he did it - and what he was thinking: “I couldn’t believe it was that easy. Or why they wouldn’t check around or something in between my calls. Or be competent. Or just not completely stupid. I blame it on the cheeseheads.” More on the updated post here.
A New York-based blogger says he got through to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on the phone by posing as right-wing financier David Koch, then had a far-ranging 20-minute conversation about the collective bargaining protests. According to the audio, Walker told him:
That statehouse GOPers would be holding on to Democratic senators’ pay until they returned to vote on the controversial union-busting bill.
That they were looking to nail Dems on ethics violations if they took meals or lodging from union supporters.
That he’d take “Koch” up on this offer “once you crush these bastards I’ll fly you out to Cali and really show you a good time.”