Badger Boy loses a badge or two
Jon listens in on the fake David Koch phone call. It seems that Badger Boy is not quite the honorable young lad he would have us believe.
Stay tuned. Badger Boy will appear in the morning. Prepare to be embarrassed. If you think fake doctor notes and vanishing Dems are bad…
So, is it ok to trick the Democratic legislators? I thought the coyote was supposed to be the trickster, not the badger.
It sounds like Governor ‘Badger Boy’ Walker has a trick or two up his sleeve and might have some explaining to do.
Interview with the prankster from the Buffalo Beast
From the Huffington Post:
WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) phone conversation may have been with a fake “David Koch,” but it’s had real consequences for his relationships with lawmakers and his plan to push through a budget repair bill. In fact, one Democratic lawmaker said that if Walker’s grand master plan hadn’t been revealed in the call, it might have even worked.
One of the most interesting parts of Walker’s conversation — a prank call by a blogger from The Buffalo Beast pretending to be the billionaire David Koch — was when he revealed his plan to hoodwink the state’s Senate Democrats, who fled Wisconsin in order to prevent their Republican colleagues from reaching the quorum needed to pass budget measures.
“I would be willing to sit down and talk to him, the assembly Democrat leader, plus the other two Republican leaders — talk, not negotiate and listen to what they have to say if they will in turn — but I’ll only do it if all 14 of them will come back and sit down in the state assembly…legally, we believe, once they’ve gone into session, they don’t physically have to be there,” said Walker on the call. “If they’re actually in session for that day, and they take a recess, the 19 Senate Republicans could then go into action and they’d have quorum…so we’re double checking that. If you heard I was going to talk to them that’s the only reason why. We’d only do it if they came back to the capital with all 14 of them.”
In an interview with The Huffington Post, state Sen. Robert Wirch (D) called the information revealed in the conversation “devastating.” “This governor cares about right-wing think tanks and the Koch brothers more than he cares what the people of the state think,” he said, pointing out that Walker has also ignored Democrats when they’ve reached out.
Wirch was also glad he found out about the governor’s plan to trick them into coming back, admitting that it might have worked.