Gov. Walker’s prank phone call

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s spokesman, Cullen Werwie, has confirmed that that really is the governor on the other end of a phone call in which an online “journalist” pretended to be David Koch, one of the godfathers of the tea party movement.


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.

The Buffalo Beast writer says he came up with the idea after Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tim Carpenter complained that Walker wouldn’t return his calls.

The news from all of that? There really isn’t any much news.