Thursday, February 24, 2011

Walker Tells Fox Legislators Urged "Riling Things Up" In Peaceful Crowds

That's what he told Greta last night.

"VAN SUSTEREN: ... in the transcript, when you brought up the part about, basically, dirty tricks in the crowd, you said, Well -- he says, You -- as least you're quoted as saying, "You know, well, the only problem with that, because we thought about that, the problem that my only gut reaction that is right now, the lawmakers I've talked to have just completely had it with them. The public is not really fond of this."
"WALKER: Right. Because in the end, the protesters have not overwhelming. They realized they've come in from other states...
"VAN SUSTEREN: But you thought about it.
"WALKER: We do. We had people contact -- I'd had people -- I even had lawmakers and others suggesting riling things up.
Read the whole transcript.

Larger context, here.


Anonymous said...

I bet some groups involved in the crowds have considered it too. "Dirty tricks" can work. If riling things up would have the effect Walker says he thinks it would--adverse to him--wouldn't you support or wink and nod if union groups or other partisan figures riled things up? That's how we (all) play hardball.

James Rowen said...

Hell, f***ing no.

nonquixote said...

AH @ 2:24pm

Funny how Walker considered using agitators but then decided against it, NOT because it is morally wrong or that it might endanger the safety of the public. His only worry was whether or not it might back-fire and harm his political agenda.

Anonymous said...

too bad she didn't handle favre like this.