Wednesday, February 23, 2011
In the immortal words of Flounder: Oh boy is this great.
The Huffington Post: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Gets Punk'd by Journalist Pretending to be David Koch/2.23.11
The salient quote from Walker to "David Koch", involving a potential trick that might act as an end-game:
"An interesting idea that was brought up to me by my chief of staff, we won't do it until tomorrow, is putting out an appeal to the Democratic leader. 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. They can recess it... the reason for that, we're verifying it this afternoon, legally, we believe, once they've gone into session, they don't physically have to be there. 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 because it's turned out that way."
That plus "David Koch" calling Mika Brzezinski a "real piece of ass" -- and Walker agreeing -- make this all kinds of entertaining. Not necessarily any sort of bombshell, but damn entertaining.
(Adding: Important to remember that the Beast was founded by Matt Taibbi, hence the level of misanthropic gonzo journalism on display in this little stunt.)