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Walker On The 'Koch' Call: 'It Was Stupid'


During that call with blogger Ian Murphy, Walker discussed his ideas for tricking the Democrats into coming back by pretending to negotiate, his ambition to to bust the public employee unions in the mold of President Reagan firing the PATCO air traffic controller union, and -- when asked by "Koch" -- stated that he had considered (but ruled out) planting troublemakers in the crowds of protesters.

Also during the call, Walker boasted of the surprising nature of the legislation he was set to introduce -- contradicting Republican assertions that Walker had campaigned on a platform of making the anti-union changes:

"Yeah, well, thanks. This is an exciting time. This is -- you know, I told my cabinet, I had a dinner the Sunday, or excuse me, the Monday right after the 6th. Came home from the Super Bowl where the Packers won, and that Monday night I had all of my cabinet over to the residence for dinner. Talked about what we were gonna do, how we were gonna do it. We'd already kinda built plans up, but it was kind of the last hurrah before we dropped the bomb."