Listening to Scott Walker in his phone conversation with someone he believed to be billionaire conservative David Koch confirms the obvious diagnosis of narcissism.
All it took for the fake Koch to get Walker to talk for 20 minutes about himself, how smart he is, and all the great things he's doing was to say "Beautiful!" every five minutes or so. Walker is so full of himself he just goes on and on.
A couple of the lowlights:
Bring a baseball bat(to a meeting with Democratic lgislators) . that’s what I would do.
WALKER: Have one in my office here. You'd be happy with that. I’ve got a slugger with my name on it.
The baseball bat, of course, was famously used by Al Capone to bludgeon some people to death, and was featured in a scene in the Untouchables movie. Great imagery. Bring a baseball bat, indeed.
Then there's this:
KOCH: Right, right. We’ll back you anyway we can. But uh, what we’re thinking about the
crowds was, a, was planting some troublemakers.
WALKER: You know, the well [sighs] the only problem with – because we thought about that.
The problem with, my only gut reaction to that would be right now the, the lawmakers I’ve
talked to have just completely had it with them. The public is not really fond of this, uh the
teacher’s union did some polling of some focus groups I think and found out the public turned
on them the minute they closed school down for a couple of days. The guys we got left are
largely from out of state and I keep dismissing it in all my press conferences and saying uhh,
they’re mostly from out of state. My only fear would be is if there was a ruckus caused, is that
that would scare the public into thinking that maybe the governor has got to settle to avoid all
these problems. Where as I’ve said, hey, ya know, we can handle this, people can protest, this is
Madison, ya know, full of the 60s liberals, let ‘em protest. It’s not going to affect us and as long
as we go back to our homes and the majority of people are telling us we’re doing the right thing,
theall they want. So, that’s my gut reaction, is I think it’s actually good if they’re constant,
they’re noisy, but they’re but they’re quiet, nothing happens, cause sooner or later the media stops finding
Walker thought about bringing in provocateurs, but decided not to because it might be counter-productive?
He didn't add, like Richard Nixon, "That would be wrong," because unlike Nixon he didn't know he was being taped.
And he holds a news conference to say with a straight face that he didn't say anything in that phone call he hasn't been saying publicly all along?