Those that respect the law and love sausage should watch neither being made. - Mark Twain
Listen to the Youtube clips you see above. Don't forget to pick your jaw up off the floor afterward.
Not since the Wikileaks affair have we gotten this close a look at what really goes on in the upper echelons of government. At first I thought that this might be the work of The Yes Men, an organization of pranksters who infiltrate corporate boardrooms by posing as executives and employees. But apparently this particular job was pulled off by just one man. In an incredible feat of social engineering, Ian Murphy, a reporter at the Buffalo, New York-based news outlet, The Beast finagled his way into a one-on-one telephone conversation with Wisconsin's newly-elected Republican governor, Scott Walker. He did it by posing as a major donor to Walker's election campaign, multi-billionaire, supporter of the ultra-right and all-around good guy, David Koch (pronounced “coke”. Make of that what you will!). He then proceeded to hobnob with the guv'nor on some mighty sensitive topics for not five, not ten, but for twenty long minutes! There are lobbyists who don't get that kind of phone or face time out of elected officials!
Rather than trying to analyze what the governor said myself (it would be pretty redundant at this point anyhow), I'll leave it to you to form your own opinions.
As you might guess, this whole affair has caused a bit of a stir. As of this writing, The Beast's web site has been taken down. The links which I've provided could stop working and the above Youtube clips could go dark at any moment, so check 'em out while you still can!