What The Prank Call To Governor Walker Means
A guy calls the governor’s office in Wisconsin, identifies himself as David Koch, a major contributor, and gets the governor on the phone. The prank was initiated by Ian Murphy because state Democrats complained they couldn’t get Walker on the phone.
So Murphy came up with a prank call: He posed as right-wing financier David Koch and called Walker’s receptionist. Shortly thereafter, he was on the phone with the governor himself. You can …read Adam Weinstein’s summary here. Walker’s office has confirmed the call was real.
Ezra Klein explains the problem:
…if the transcript of the conversation is unexceptional, the fact of it is lethal. The state’s Democratic senators can’t get Walker on the phone, but someone can call the governor’s front desk, identify themselves as David Koch, and then speak with both the governor and his chief of staff? That’s where you see the access and power that major corporations and wealthy contributors will have in a Walker administration, and why so many in Wisconsin are reluctant to see the only major interest group representing workers taken out of the game.Click here for reuse options!
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