Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is a difficult man to reach. His political opponents say he will not communicate and will not return calls. Unless, that is, you are David Koch. Or call and pretend to be David Koch, as this blogger did. Not only did he get through to Walker, but he had a long friendly conversation, where it becomes clear that the union-busting strategy is being enacted with strong support from Koch, and indeed, is part of a larger agenda. True, Walker avoids some obvious pitfalls here, such as not taking “Koch” up on his offer to send some hired thugs to cause trouble (although he wasn’t exactly outraged with the suggestion either). But they shared some banter about who was or was not “one of us” and when “Koch” claimed to have sent Andrew Breitbart over to stir things up, Walker was appreciative. The Walker on this tape is a supremely confident, supremely arrogant, man, who genuinely believes right is on his side and who is dead set on making the public sector unions pay.
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