Ian Murphy, the editor of left-leaning news site The Beast, phoned Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and identified himself as David Koch, the billionaire helping fund the Tea Party movement and, according to NPR, a man “whose business interests stand to benefit from the so-called ‘budget repair bill.'”
Walker, as you know, is locked in a standoff with government workers and pro-union supporters in Wisconsin over the controversial bill.
When one listens to the call—which was posted on the Web—it’s interesting to hear how quickly Walker reveals key details. (MediaBistro reported that Walker is “notoriously difficult to reach by phone.”)
The governor answers the phone (“Hi, this is Scott Walker.”), and the caller identifies himself (“Scott, David Koch, how are you?”).
Walker’s voice then perks up, as he responds: “Hey, David. I’m good. Yourself?”