The way politicians talk with their owners: Case in point with Scott Walker

July 15, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More

Even though this conversation was the result of a prank, it substantiates what many of us imagine when we think of politicians talking with their rich owners, otherwise known as contributors. Here’s how Scott Walker talks when he allegedly has no time to talk to anyone else, and when the caller is purportedly David Koch. I think of this kind of thing as pillow talk between a prostitute and his customer.


Category: Corporatocracy, Corruption, Politics

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. grumpypilgrimg says:

    As a Wisconsin resident, I’ve been stuck with Walker for many years now. The guy’s a troll — a stooge of David Koch and other far-right contributors. To borrow from The West Wing, Walker is a .22 caliber mind in a .45 caliber world. He boasts that he “won three elections in four years,” but he omits the fact that the Republican-controlled state legislature gerrymandered the state’s voting districts to keep him and other Republican incumbents in power throughout the 2010s. Walker has no clue how to create jobs so, like any talentless corporate executive, his solution is to boost short-term performance — e.g., cut jobs (teachers, professors, state workers, etc.), slash long-term investments (roads, bridges, schools, etc.), sell assets (frak sand, iron ore, public timber, etc.) — and try to jump to his next job (President) before the ship sinks. Oh, and he’s a college drop-out, which makes him even dumber than “W.” He would be a catastrophe in the White House.

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