Asked about the now-infamous Feb. 22 call with a prankster pretending to be billionaire David Koch, Walker was also uncharacteristically remorseful, agreeing with a friend who has said that Walker "felt badly that he did something so stupid."This would lead one to believe he was sorry he made the comments that he made, or how he, while in a government building on a government phone during work hours had solicited "Koch" for help in the recall elections, admitted he considered using plants in the protests to give the protesters a bad name or any of the other unethical things he said that day.
"Accurate summary," Walker said. "It was stupid."
But no, that's not what he is sorry for:
The call, Walker said, "diverted attention from a debate that needed to be focused on the facts and instead got off into this hysteria and everything."All those unethical and illegal things, he's OK with that.
In the call, Walker boasted about his national media appearances, referred to his plan regarding collective bargaining as dropping a bomb, and admitted he had thought about but rejected the idea of planting troublemakers in the protest crowds.
Walker said his comments during this call "were not inconsistent with anything else I said" in other contexts. But "just the fact that I was duped … that I would go off and talk about stuff like that, yeah, it was stupid."
He's only sorry it wasn't the real David Koch and that he got caught showing his corruption in such a blatant and egregious manner.
The man is utterly asocial and amoral. He has no conscience to speak of if his only regret is getting found out.
It is no wonder that the recall petitioners have already collected over 600,000 signatures with three weeks to go. It is also no wonder that there is an extensive John Doe investigation going on into the way he runs his campaign or his administration.
The only wonder is which one will catch up to him first.