Audio: The obligatory “Scott Walker prank-called by David Koch impostor” clip

posted at 5:37 pm on February 23, 2011 by Allahpundit

What’s the most amazing thing about this episode? That Walker’s staff sent the call through to the governor without confirming that it was Koch? That the impostor managed to keep Walker talking for 20 minutes? Or that the most damning admission made during a supposed mindmeld between two giants of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy is Walker trying to trick the fugitive Democrats back to the Capitol with the promise of a meeting in order to create a quorum for a floor vote? So underwhelming was the resulting conversation that his staff actually issued a statement this morning acknowledging that it’s him on the recording and citing the audio as proof that he says the same things in private as in public. Even the choice of villain is a letdown: The Koch brothers are enjoying a vogue among lefty political activists as the billionaire Root Of All Evil, filling the same sort of niche that Soros fills on the right, but I’d guess maybe five percent of the general public knows who they are. And given that they’re supposed to be Walker’s sugar daddies yet he apparently can’t even recognize one of them over the phone, I’m not sure he has a real firm grasp on who they are either.

So the call itself is a fizzle, but never fear — the left always has a fallback narrative ready to go. Here’s Ezra Klein lamenting the fact that the poor fleebaggers holed up in Illinois can’t get Walker on the phone whereas a guy posing as a major Republican donor is put straight through. Which brings us to the clips below: I don’t care if you listen to the first two but take two minutes to watch the third (via the Blaze), as top Obama union crony/bankroller Richard Trumka boasts of being on the phone with the White House literally every day and visiting a few times each week. That’s nothing new for The One — remember who the most frequent visitor to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was during his first year in office? — but it does conveniently explode the liberal supposition that somehow only conservative special interests enjoy unique access to politicians. And if the clip’s not enough to make your stomach churn, eyeball the table at Powerline of the biggest political donors over the past 20 years. Lottttttt of money flowing into Democratic coffers on that list; the Kochtopus will have to step it up big time to crack the top 20. Exit quotation from Mary Katharine Ham: “Between prank calls & running squealing from confrontation, it’s unclear whether left wants to make policy or attend my 12th bday party.”


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crr6, if being a union stooge is the greatest calling in life, why don’t you join? Why not be a teacher? Or a teamster? Instead there you are at an Ivy law school with hopes of joining one of those EEEEEEVIL law firms that – HORROR OF HORRORS – makes a profit every year.

I guess in libworld it’s always no profit for thee but plenty of profit for me.

angryed on February 23, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Are those union bosses billionaires?

crr6 on February 23, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Pathetic.That post was lame EVEN for you sweety.

CWforFreedom on February 23, 2011 at 8:01 PM

I see that among the Koch Bros. product lines is Quilted Northern.

Well, from this old S.O.B. ……

“You’ll take my Quilted Northern when you pry it from my cold dead fingers!”

bannedbyhuffpo on February 23, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Can someone post a list of Koch Brothers products so I can be sure to purchase theirs and support them? I saw lists on poster signs but is there a site I can get info from? These guys need a medal.

wi farmgirl on February 23, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Limbaugh: Gov. Walker Prank Call A “Common Journalistic Ploy”
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Rush Limbaugh explains why the prank call to Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) by someone posing at a Koch brother does not even sound like something the man would say.

Limbaugh says the real question is why the Governor’s office let this happen. Limbaugh also wonders where the outrage over President Obama meeting with the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka several times a week.

This is only a portion of Limbaugh’s reaction to the prank call. The Right Scoop has the entire segment as well as commentary.

Posted on February 23, 2011
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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/02/23/limbaugh_gov_walker_prank_call_a_common_journalistic_ploy.html

canopfor on February 23, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Nice MSM Hit Job “Ambush” Operation!
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canopfor on February 23, 2011 at 8:49 PM

CWforFreedom on February 23, 2011 at 8:01 PM

I think the correct spelling is ‘sweaty’…

Just sayin’.

BigWyo on February 23, 2011 at 8:53 PM

If there’s no dead hos or bribes, then what was the point of even posting this by the lefties? This is booooring crap that sounds like some lame business call at middle management over at the Office Depot.

di butler on February 23, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Are those union bosses billionaires?

crr6 on February 23, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Yes. They control billions.

unclesmrgol on February 23, 2011 at 9:17 PM

wi farmgirl on February 23, 2011 at 8:20 PM

It’s an anti-site but the info is there.

http://inspirationgreen.com/koch-brothers-products.html

Cindy Munford on February 23, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Here is the generic email for Koch Industries. I have been known to drop them a line from time to time encouraging them to keep up the goodwork: info@kochind.com

cynccook on February 23, 2011 at 11:15 PM

It’s legal.

Wis. Stat. § 968.31: A person who is a party to a wire, electronic or oral communication, or who has obtained prior consent from one party, can legally record and divulge the contents of the communication, unless he does so for the purpose of committing a criminal or tortious act.

AnninCA on February 23, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Quote the full law, will you Ann???

It goes on to state:

Recording a communication without consent is criminally punishable by up to six years in prison and/ or a $10,000 fine. Wis. Stat.§ 939.50.

I highly doubt that the governor gave consent…

ricer1 on February 23, 2011 at 11:39 PM

Are those union bosses billionaires?

crr6 on February 23, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Not most of them. They’re barely multi-millionaires.

I know what galls you lefties the most – seeing a politician (especially an evil republican) saying the same thing in private that he says in public. I guess that pretty much never happens on your side, does it?

Squiggy on February 24, 2011 at 6:16 AM

Quote the full law, will you Ann???

It goes on to state:

Recording a communication without consent is criminally punishable by up to six years in prison and/ or a $10,000 fine. Wis. Stat.§ 939.50.

I highly doubt that the governor gave consent…

ricer1 on February 23, 2011 at 11:39 PM

A person who is a party to a wire, electronic or oral communication, or who has obtained prior consent from one party, can legally record and divulge the contents of the communication

You are correct, that is the penalty if no participant is aware or gives consent.

See your mistake?

NextGen on February 24, 2011 at 6:36 AM

What’s the most amazing thing about this episode?

That it’s headline AP news. That some J-Tard, literally committing journalistic fraud, becomes the HEADLINE story, because of what the so-called JOURNALIST said.

Every day I tell myself never to overestimate how far the profession of journalism can fall. Every day I fail.

MNHawk on February 24, 2011 at 7:52 AM

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