Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Walker Expresses Remorse About Koch Call - But For What?

Over the weekend, the Appleton Post-Crescent ran an article stemming from an interview with Scott Walker. In said article, Walker reportedly expressed remorse about the infamous phone call he had from whom he thought was David Koch:
Asked about the now-infamous Feb. 22 call with a prankster pretending to be billionaire David Koch, Walker was also uncharacteristically remorseful, agreeing with a friend who has said that Walker "felt badly that he did something so stupid."

"Accurate summary," Walker said. "It was stupid."
This would lead one to believe he was sorry he made the comments that he made, or how he, while in a government building on a government phone during work hours had solicited "Koch" for help in the recall elections, admitted he considered using plants in the protests to give the protesters a bad name or any of the other unethical things he said that day.

But no, that's not what he is sorry for:
The call, Walker said, "diverted attention from a debate that needed to be focused on the facts and instead got off into this hysteria and everything."

In the call, Walker boasted about his national media appearances, referred to his plan regarding collective bargaining as dropping a bomb, and admitted he had thought about but rejected the idea of planting troublemakers in the protest crowds.

Walker said his comments during this call "were not inconsistent with anything else I said" in other contexts. But "just the fact that I was duped … that I would go off and talk about stuff like that, yeah, it was stupid."
All those unethical and illegal things, he's OK with that.

He's only sorry it wasn't the real David Koch and that he got caught showing his corruption in such a blatant and egregious manner.

The man is utterly asocial and amoral. He has no conscience to speak of if his only regret is getting found out.

It is no wonder that the recall petitioners have already collected over 600,000 signatures with three weeks to go. It is also no wonder that there is an extensive John Doe investigation going on into the way he runs his campaign or his administration.

The only wonder is which one will catch up to him first.


  1. Perhaps he needs to serve some prison time to realize the error of his ways?

    If he wants an early parole he will need to.

  2. "utterly asocial and amoral" - amen, except asocial is being too mild - he's completely anti-social. A sociopath. As in "Snakes in Suits" - his personal ambition knows no bounds, unfortunately he just isn't very deft or very smart.

    Way back in February, I was saying "He could get away with an awful lot, given his majority status, if he could just learn to be subtle about it."


  3. Anonymous#1, 1:31 pm: "Perhaps he needs to serve some prison time to realize the error of his ways?"

    Unfortunately, prison time or not, the only error he'll ever "realize" is that he got caught. That's how sociopaths think.

    SuzyMetta4 pegged him fair and square.

    For info: Inside the Mind of a Sociopath

    (P.S. Suzy: If he'd ever had the talent for subtlety, he wouldn't have had to leave Marquette in his senior year. He's never been on the level, any more than his uneven eyes are.)