This story has been confirmed by a reporter from WISC-TV with a statement from the governor’s office.
An excerpt from the conversation between Walker and the Koch impersonator:
KOCH: You’re the first domino.
WALKER WHORE: Yep. This is our moment.
KOCH: Now what else could we do for you down there?
WALKER WHORE: Well the biggest thing would be—and your guy on the ground is probably seeing this
END QUOTE FROM AUDIO
What a farce our government has become. “By” and “for the people” …..a promise that has become a joke.
Anyway, on to the story, from Mother Jones:
A New York-based alt-news editor says he got through to the embattled Wisconsin governor on the phone Tuesday 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 were plotting to hold Democratic senators' pay until they returned to vote on the controversial union-busting bill.
- That Walker was 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: "[O]nce you crush these bastards I'll fly you out to Cali and really show you a good time."
Listen to the audio:
Koch Whore: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, part 2