How the satirists will outdo reality I can’t say, but Governor Walker is now accusing the Wisconsin Democrats of holding secret telephone calls with special interests.
Meanwhile, the Democrats have filed an ethics complaint for the faux Koch call conversation. The basis for the complaint from TPM:
The complaint — which was also posted earlier by Greg Sargent — alleges that several violations of the law occurred on the call: That Walker attempted to coordinate third-party campaign spending, when he told “Koch” that there would need to be messaging in support of Republicans in tough districts; That he illegally used state facilities, the phone in his office, to commit said coordination; That he conspired to incite disorderly conduct when he said he had considered planting troublemakers among the protesters; That he misused the Attorney General’s office in seeking advice on ways to trick the Democrats to come back; That he violated labor laws by saying he would use threats of layoffs of state workers in an effort to pass the bill; And that he accepted a trip to California when offered by “Koch.”
I don’t think you can be nailed for “conspiracy” on something you merely “considered,” but the use 0f state phones for attempted coordination could stick.