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Walker Reveals In Phone Call: It’s About Power, Not Budget

Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 23, 2011

Ian Murphy of The Buffalo Beast tricked Wisconsin’s Bircher/Koched-up governor Scott Walker into thinking he was talking to Walker’s big patron, David Koch (link via MyFDL). In it, Walker admits — or rather, boasts — that this isn’t about the budget, but about a pure naked exercise of brute-force power:

Walker: I talk to Kasich every day—John’s gotta stand firm in Ohio. I think we could do the same thing with Vic Scott in Florida. I think, uh, Snyder—if he got a little more support—probably could do that in Michigan. You start going down the list there’s a lot of us new governors that got elected to do something big.

“Koch”: You’re the first domino.

Walker: Yep. This is our moment.

Your moment, indeed. You just got served, dipwad.

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4 Responses to “Walker Reveals In Phone Call: It’s About Power, Not Budget”

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  2. MEC said

    Interesting that Walker mentions the governor of Michigan. The Michigan Thugs are certainly pushing every union-busting bill they can think of, but so far Gov. Snyder isn’t showing any enthusiasm for them.

    The unions are staging demonstrations at the Michigan capitol already. The Detroit Free Press reported that there were “hundreds” of union supporters there, which probably means there were thousands; the newspapers consistently undercount liberal crowds by a factor of 10.

    • This shows just how much coordination exists between them all and the Koch folks. Walker wouldn’t take a Democrat’s phone call, or a reporter’s phone, but he’ll move heaven and earth to hear what his paymaster David Koch wants to tell him.

  3. Charles II said

    “Vic Scott”?

    Ah, well. Just goes to show why he is such a dupe. Claiming that most of the protesters are out of state.

    As of this moment, the Buffalo Beast link gives a 404. This works.

    Some great lines from the call:

    I explained to Gilkes, “My goddamn maid, Maria, put my phone in the washer. I’d have her deported, but she works for next to nothing.” Gilkes found this amusing. “I’m calling from the VOID—with the VOID, or whatever it’s called. You know, the Snype!”

    Koch: Bring a baseball bat. That’s what I’d do.

    Walker: I have one in my office; you’d be happy with that. I have a slugger with my name on it.

    Koch: Beautiful.

    Walker: [union-bashing...]

    Koch: Beautiful.

    Koch: [Laughs] Well, I tell you what, Scott: once you crush these bastards I’ll fly you out to Cali and really show you a good time.

    Walker: All right, that would be outstanding. [*** Ethical violation much? ***] Thanks for all the support…it’s all about getting our freedoms back…

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