Have a Koch and a smile


Oh that Charlie Koch, he's such a caution. Every so often he or his brother come out with another Koch classic, and we point and we laugh until we can point and laugh no more.

In his latest quip, he actually expects us to believe that he had no idea what Scott Walker's name was prior to the Very Publicized Prank Call that exposed Walker for the Wonder Wank he is. That call was widely reported on February 23, 2011.

Via Taegan:

"I didn't even know his name before this brouhaha erupted."

-- Charles Koch, quoted by the New York Times, referring to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and the prank call in which a liberal blogger posed as Koch.

See what I mean? The guy's a real card. February 21, 2011:

State records also show that Koch Industries, their energy and consumer products conglomerate based in Wichita, Kan., was one of the biggest contributors to the election campaign of Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a Republican who has championed the proposed cuts.

And there's this:

Koch Industries was one of Scott Walker's biggest campaign donors. [2][3][4]

Maybe he donates to people he doesn't know. Why, I bet he has some kind of crazy Koch dart board on which various head shots of unnamed candidates are thumb tacked, and he blindfolds himself, shoots a dart, and donates to whoever's 8x10 glossy he nails first.

Or maybe he isn't aware of who the hell he supports. February 21, 2011:

Walker was elected just over three months ago on the heels of an exceptionally expensive gubernatorial race in the Badger State, fueled by groups funded by the Koch brothers, David and Charles.

Then there was this, via the New York Times piece:

He and his brother Charles are known, on the left, as the billionaires who bankrolled the public policy and citizen action groups that helped cultivate the Tea Party.

“I read stuff about me and I say, ‘God, I’m a terrible guy,’ ” he said. “And then I come here and everybody treats me like I’m a wonderful fellow, and I say, ‘Well, maybe I’m not so bad after all.’

Then again, maybe you are.