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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 01:58 PM
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Watchdog Exploring Campaign Finance, Ethics Law-Breaking By Gov. Walker (Prank Call)
Edited on Wed Feb-23-11 02:20 PM by Hissyspit
Source: Public Campaign Action Fund

WATCHDOG EXPLORING CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND ETHICS LAW-BREAKING BY SCOTT WALKER DURING FAKE CALL WITH BILLIONAIRE DAVID KOCH

WATCHDOG EXPLORING CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND ETHICS LAW-BREAKING BY SCOTT WALKER DURING FAKE CALL WITH BILLIONAIRE DAVID KOCH

If Walker broke the law, he should resign, says watchdog


Washington, D.C.Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisc.), in a taped telephone conversation released last night, appears to suggest political coordination while talking to someone he believes is one of his political donors, David Koch--a possible illegal action, according to campaign watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund.

In a call with who he thought to be billionaire political donor David Koch, Gov. Walker may have broken campaign finance and ethics laws, said David Donnelly, national campaigns director for Public Campaign Action Fund. If he did, he should resign.

If you didnt believe it before, you have to nowthis fight isnt about the budget, its about favors for corporate special interests, continued Donnelly. If Wisconsin law forbids coordination with political donors similar to federal law, Gov. Scott Walker is not just in political trouble, but in legal hot water.

Public Campaign Action Fund is currently in discussions with election experts on whether Gov. Walker may have broken state election law and whether a complaint should be filed.

Read more: http://campaignmoney.org/press-room/2011/02/23/watchdog...
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 02:06 PM
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1. DU: Gov. Scott Walker needs to resign NOW! Admitting felonies on tape.
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 02:30 PM
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2. OH BABY!
IF ONLY this came 'round to bite him on the patootie! LOL!!!
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 02:34 PM
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3. Busted, LOL
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cynzke Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 02:36 PM
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4. Toast!
Gee...Walker won't talk to his public employees but will take a phone call from (fake) billionaire Koch brother! Slap some butter on him...Walker is toast!
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yesphan Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 02:55 PM
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5. He'll just claim
That he knew he was being punked and played along as a joke.

Nothing to see here.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:02 PM
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6. Then why did he disclose his entire political game plan
during the course of the call? The move to withhold paychecks from the Democratic 14 has been in the newspapers. But he spoke about how he is planning to trick them into coming back to the state. He spoke in great detail.

I think he hurt himself greatly during the course of that call.
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yesphan Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:14 PM
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8. I surely hope so, but
these folks are so unwilling to take account for their actions, I won't be surprised
if absolutely nothing come of this. There seems to me a pretty high degree of wiggle room
for him. I do hope he's sitting in a room by himself right now, head in hands and sweating from
every pore.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:26 PM
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10. Too late for that one.....
....since he' already admitted to being pwned: Walker's Office Confirms Governor Fell For 'Koch' Prank Call



K&R
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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:08 PM
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7. Goddess, please let this have been the real Scott Walker ...
.... please please please ...
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October Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 03:17 PM
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9. It's been confirmed...
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2011/02/gove...

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/23/2011
Governor Walker's office confirms prank Koch call
By Greg Sargent

The Internet is burning up with the news that Governor Scott Walker may have been pranked by a caller claiming to be David Koch, and a spokesman for the Governor, Cullen Werwie, emails a statement confirming the call is legit:

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.
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summerschild Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:59 PM
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12. Same thing in private as he does in public??????
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.

Same thing he says in public?  Not much.  What the phone call
shows is how dishonest he is and the lengths he will go to in
order to get his way. ("oh, yeah, we talked about hiring
us some trouble makers....)  

The call makes it exceedingly clear this is NOT about the
budget.  In public he says it is.  The call proves his MAIN
mission is to break the unions; budget is secondary.  Has he
told the public that theres a national effort in
collaboration with Republican governors and corporate donors
to break them?  The call proves there is.  

The call divulges his plan to lie to the Democratic
legislators by offering to hear them out, though he states he
has NO intention of changing his position. His trick is to
lure them into meeting with him so he can use a loophole in
procedural rules to pass the bill even if they arent in the
session to vote.  There's an honest broker for ya.  

No, he hasnt said any of that in public.  The man is a liar.
 PUBLIC, ARE YOU LISTENING?
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 04:42 AM
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19. Welcome to DU!
:hi:
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lsewpershad Donating Member (964 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 04:43 PM
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11. Good
There is always a way to do the right thing.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 05:57 PM
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13. absolutely he condemned himself with his own words....the jackass is stupid like Palin...stupider
Edited on Wed Feb-23-11 05:59 PM by ElsewheresDaughter
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 09:02 PM
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14. K&R. nt
Edited on Wed Feb-23-11 09:37 PM by onehandle
.
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joeunderdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 09:06 PM
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15. Won't the defense say that the caller was not actually a donor? nt
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 09:06 AM
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20. He received money from the Koch Industries PAC...
"According to Wisconsin campaign finance filings, Walker's gubernatorial campaign received $43,000 from the Koch Industries PAC during the 2010 election."
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/02/wisconsin-scott-wal...

So there was also direct contributions as well as through the Republican Governors Association as detailed in the same article.
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ProfessionalLeftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 02:57 AM
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16. How many months will this take?
Edited on Thu Feb-24-11 02:58 AM by ProfessionalLeftist
The public will forget about this call in less than 5 days. Unless there is some major fallout from it in that time, it'll be old news and nothing will happen.

I wouldn't expect too much to come of it really. These Republican douchebags act with impunity - their corprat owners control the judiciary too remember, all the way to the supreme court.

EDIT: I hope I'm WRONG!
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Jmaxfie1 Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 03:02 AM
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17. Hopefully he will resign, but if not, is this admissible? Perhaps under the Patroit Act ;) n/t
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Tripod Donating Member (534 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 04:32 AM
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18. K&R
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 10:18 AM
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21. I was wondering if it was legal for Governers to be flown to CA and "shown a good time."
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 10:25 AM
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22. If Scut Scumbag Walker broke the law, he should go to jail. nt
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 12:47 PM
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23. PERP WALKER
Cuff him and stuff him.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 12:49 PM
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24. How did I miss this? K&R. (nt)
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