Wisconsin governor rejects suggestion to send troublemakers into the demonstrations, but only because it might backfire politically

 

Here’s another difference between the revolution in Wisconsin and the one in Egypt: Mubarak sent thugs into the middle of peaceful demonstrations to intimidate and maim his opponents. Gov. Scott Walker didn’t.

Oh, he thought about it, rolled it over on his tongue, but finally decided against—not because it was wrong, but because it might backfire. Walker was the victim of a prank phone caller who fooled the governor into thinking he was billionaire industrialist and big time political contributor David Koch.

Here’s the relevant part of the conversation. (Redstateupdate.com has the audio of the entire call here.)

Koch impersonator: We’ll back you any way we can. What we were thinking about the crowd was, uh, was planting some troublemakers.

Walker: Y’know, the only problem with that, ’cause we thought about that. He then goes into a halting explanation that he’s winning, that the legislators and the public has turned against the teachers. Then:

We thought about that. My only fear would be if there were a ruckus caused is that would scare the public into thinking maybe the governor has got to settle to avoid all these problems.

Impersonators brought down ACORN and damaged Planned Parenthood. Has one just mortally wounded Gov. Walker and his anti-union campaign? You don’t have to be an ethicist to be horrified that he would consider for a second sending thugs into a peaceful mass demonstration Stay tuned.

 

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One Response to “Wisconsin governor rejects suggestion to send troublemakers into the demonstrations, but only because it might backfire politically”

  1. Ata Says:

    Unethical scum! Good call Bob!

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