Scott Walker phone fail: Wis. governor falls for prank call you wouldn't believe [AUDIO]

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Scott Walker falls for a crank phone call that is so fake you wouldn't believe it.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has fallen for a prank phone call, and in the process spent 20 minutes revealing his secret union-busting plans to the opposition.

The prank call was made by the alternative weekly Buffalo Beast, which pretended to be GOP financier David Koch. Governor Walker's office has just confirmed that the call is authentic, and that it is indeed Walker on the phone.

Recording prank call was legal because Wisconsin is a one-party state

Here's the statement put out by Walker's camp, which tries to spin the phone fail as "authenticity":

The Governor takes many calls everyday. Throughout this call the Governor maintained his appreciation for and commitment to civil discourse. He continued to say that the budget repair bill is about the budget. The phone call shows that the Governor says the same thing in private as he does in public and the lengths that others will go to disrupt the civil debate Wisconsin is having.

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But as the Washington Post pronounces, it's more likely to make Walker look like an amateur:

More on this in a sec, but for now, suffice it to say that this will reinforce perceptions that Walker is in way over his head.


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Mike Kingery
Mike Kingery

For the idiots defending Walker and the Republican party.

http://www.boingboing.net/2011...

Now there is a heavy misconception that teachers are dominantly lazy good for nothings. Go fuck yourselves. It's because you don't endorse education this country has so many problems. Secondly, the public servants are not the issue for the deficit. Teachers, fire fighters, and police officers are not the problem. Big money is the problem. You wanna know why they are cutting government spending hot shots?

To extend Bushes tax cuts, which have been raping the economy and expanding are deficit radically. The Tax cuts have allowed the top 1% of the countries wealthy get incredibly richer (and riskier with their money, and no, I don't mean founding new enterprises and creating a surplus of jobs). They save a lot of extra money and take greater risks on the stock market with it.

To pay for these cuts, money the government is not getting back to balance the deficit, they have decided to start stripping it away from public/government services. Things we, the working class, use or rely on heavily. The republicans want to hold onto their money, and it certainly wouldn't hurt them to strongly weaken our educational system so they can keep funneling bull shit down everyone's throat, and stupid fox newsists can go: that r make sense!!

Why don't I hear anyone putting forward plans to cut pay from wall street executives, bankers, and massive corporations? Oh right, they are funding the republican tabs and making massive amounts of money on the extra cash they are getting to keep. The trickle down economics isn't trickling down.

Bo
Bo

If he was so in the pocket of this guy, you'd think he'd recognize his voice on the phone.

Baasco49
Baasco49

Stop the Parasite Union members, Investigate all of them that work NON-union jobs and do not pay the union fine for doing it! Union members Work Non-Union Jobs!!!!

liberal conservative
liberal conservative

I think this makes Walker look good. It proves he knows his business like the back of his hand and isn't gonna pussy foot around. That's how Wisconsin rolls, git-R-dun.

Joey
Joey

sounds like a pretty smart fella to me. glad i voted for him.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

The past Governor, Gov. Doyle, had a 1.5 Billion dollar budget deficit in Nov. 2010. He never fixed it. It got worse. Walker inherited the deficit.LOOK IT UP!!!!!DON'T BELIEVE ME!LOOK IT UP!!!!!Here we have liars like the poster "Hal" saying Walker created the deficit, and 18 people said the liked his comment? Morons! LOOK IT UP!!!

GOOGLE THIS PHRASE - With less than two months left in the term, Gov. Jim Doyle's administration department released a report showing a $1.5 billion deficit

Come on people! Stop being sheep! These people are lying to you! LOOK IT UP!!!!

When teachers have layoffs, they lay off the youngest, cheapest, most enthusiastic teachers first, and keep the schlep whom has their tenure. Think back people! Which teachers had their classrooms all decorated? Which teachers had fun exciting class projects?

Here comes the layoffs peoples. So what, this isn't about jobs? It's only about the people on top and the union greed and power? They could care less if your a new teacher and you lose your job. Elitist greed! What no sacrifice for the greater good? Elitist greed!

In Wisconsin and Ohio, people have decided there can no longer be two classes of citizens: one that receives rich health and pension benefits, and all the rest who are left to pay for them. Gig is up! Government's time of gravy training on the public's back is over! Stop supporting these elitist pigs!

Dave Porter
Dave Porter

The WI gov really got served on this one. The outing of this conversation should end his career, but he's a Republican. The 35W Bridge Collapse should have ended Pawlenty's, since he was responsible for it, but - he's a Republican. The hidden thing about that big rush to push through the bill on collective bargaining? The same bill has this interesting section (at about para. 1819 or so)that would allow the Koch brothers to buy any and all power plants owned by the State of Wisconsin. Including the one that provides heat and electricity to the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Controlling UW's heating, a/c, and lights amounts to controlling UW's budget.This would give the Kochs "a firm hold on their hearts and minds," as LBJ used to say.

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Kochwhorewalker
Kochwhorewalker

Koch whore walker, now we know. It's time to wake up America or they will have your lilly white ass picking cotton for free too, "now" tell me how does it feel?

Pigsrus
Pigsrus

BUSTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lincolnbest2002
Lincolnbest2002

The "damage control" is laughable. This guy is a first class jerk from the word go. He couldn't find a backbone on any skeleton in his grimy little closet if his owners paid him to. Voters need to be paying attention to who stood behind this and show them you don't forgive or forget their part in attempting to destroy the middle class.

Karrick
Karrick

So tired of this crap!!! America was built for the people and it seems everywhere we turn now rights and money is being taken away from us!!!!! why is it that so much of the population does not care????

Bobflys4u
Bobflys4u

It really makes me mad that people in this country hate the rich, yet you all aspire and wish to be rich. Go figure, your democrat minds can't make sense of anything. You want it all and you hate those who have it. You want handouts, free housing, education, land, food and great paying jobs with great benefits, yet you won't work for it and begrudge those who do.

Amy_donahue
Amy_donahue

abolish unions for gov. workers, they dont need them and for what, paper cuts..its about time we go after these dirty unions, yeah lets teach everyone to run away like little girls if we dont get our own way all the time or yeah we will strike, all of you who pull this shit should never get your jobs back. period!!!

guest
guest

What a ridiculous amateur!

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

No duh liberal media. Of course the Koch brothers get special treatment, they are simply better people than everyone else. I think its so unfair that the liberal media is making a big deal of a big donor getting special access to an elected official. Remember, money is power. Rich people are better than the middle class and the poor. When will the scum of Wisconsin accept their fate as slaves of the Kochs? All hail Koch!

Hal
Hal

Budget Budget Budget Budget.... The state had a projected budget surplus before Walker was elected. It was HIS corporate tax cuts he pushed through in the first month of his governorship that created the defecit!

Tempist1
Tempist1

You are dead on. I heard a saying once that said vote democrat, it's easier than working!

Proud To Be Middle Class
Proud To Be Middle Class

Really???!!! I think it is many of the rich who don't work. It is the middle class that carries the rich. We do the work and you make the money. I am sure it was money your parents gave you. Come to my classroom. I will put you to work! You wouldn't last a day doing what I do. I will show you work. By the way I paid for my home, my land, my groceries and my education along with the bailouts for the big businesses. Amazing to think that middle class people can do that too!!

Roundelay78
Roundelay78

Bobflys4u:

Are you drunk, or did you actually write this BS while you were still sober? Nobody's begruging anybody or wanting handouts---that's just in your little twisted mind that this is supposedly happening. But it's perfectly okay for Gov. Walker to give his corporate sponsors a handout of $140 million in tax cuts and nobody's supposed to say anything about it? Obviously you must be one of those that got part of the handout, otherwise you wouldn't be talking this junk. Also, what the hell does being a democrat have to do with taking handouts? Hell, corporations get handouts ALL the damn time---they're called tax breaks--for taking American jobs and sending them overseas, but since they're rich, they can get away with it. And contrary to waht you claim, not everybody wants to be rich, or can actually handle beign rich and all the problems that come with it in the first place.

Your superior
Your superior

All those public employees, hardworking middle class people who fuel the economy? How dare they ask for a fair shake at the table. What do you do for a living, kill cats or something?

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

I can tell for sure you are a Mama Grizzly with clear thinking like that. I agree with you, all the striking workers should never be allowed to work again. That is a completely reasonable punishment for daring to defy the government. It's not like Americans have a freedom to assemble or expression. When will you liberal goofs realize there is nothing in the Constitution that lays out a so called "bill of rights." Nice try left wing wackos but me and amy is too smart for you. I can tell you've attended my classes on the Constitution. Remember lesson 1, the Constitution only applies to people you agree with. All hail Koch!

Lincolnbest2002
Lincolnbest2002

I think it was the people of Wisconsin? Lines are drawn, there should be no such thing as an "undecided voter" from here on out. You're on one side or the other, and there's no such thing as a "good republican" if you're a democrat. Vice versa as well. And who are we to talk about how somebody got elected after two terms of the MN version of the dope from WI?

Bobflys4u
Bobflys4u

No, there was NO surplus. Where in the hell did you get that info from? Walker came into office Jan. 3, 2011 and has not yet introduced ANY tax cuts! It would do you wise to educate yourself on matters to which you have an opinion. Walker is wrong to try to take away union rights, however, his budget isn't all that bad. Inform yourself and read it on the Wisconsin.gov website before you bash things you clearly have no real information about.

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