Of course, many people are wondering just what Walker was thinking with the punked phone call with the fake David Koch, but Madison Chief of Police Noble Wray is particularly curious just what Walker was alluding to with his comments:
Caller: “What we were thinking about the crowds was planting some troublemakers.”
Governor: “We thought about that. The problem, or my only gut reaction, to that would be right now the lawmakers I talked to have just completely had it with them. The public is not really fond of this. The teachers union did some polling and focus groups, I think, and found out that the public turned on them the minute they closed school down for a couple days.”
It’s an old trick used by Karl Rove and others who work for and get paid off by the Koch Brothers. Wray doesn’t think it’s funny:
Wray said, “I find it very unsettling and troubling that anyone would consider creating safety risks for our citizens and law enforcement officers. Our department works hard dialoging with those who are exercising their First Amendment right, those from both sides of the issue, to make sure we are doing everything we can to ensure they can demonstrate safely. I am concerned that anyone would try to undermine these relationships.”
Despite tens of thousands of protesters at the Capitol, police have reported only a handful of arrests over the past week-and-a-half.