Walker Punk’d

Embattled Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker gets duped by a prankster impersonating billionaire contributor David Koch. In the process, Walker unwittingly disclosed not only the strategic nature of his union-busting initiative, but a number of embarrassing tactical details as well.

You can listen to the entire conversation here (unfortunately they disabled embedding).

Update: Ian Murphy, Editor in Chief (and prankster) from the Buffalo Beast featured on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.

Ken Finkleman

A very entertaining interview with Jian Ghomeshi on QTV.

Talk about serendipity… Not only have I been watching DVDs of The Newsroom lately, but in this conversation, Finkleman touches on a subject that was discussed in the previous thread’s comments; namely, the “comedic” nature of Rush Limbaugh. Go figure.

Mubarak Obama!

Look for that catchy epithet to rapidly spread like a noxious weed throughout Wingnuttia.

On a more substantive note, the assertion being made by Fox News contributor Monica Crowley is, quite simply, utter balderdash.

Government officials routinely elect not to enforce all manner of nonsensical and/or patently unconstitutional laws that happen to be on the books, but have yet to be formally struck down by the courts. It’s hardly something that rises to the level of being an impeachable offense. Which, given Crowley’s experience as a former Nixon acolyte, is something one might think she’d be quite familiar with…

Update: I had to replace the video from “The Daily Caller” (an ostensibly right-wing version of HuffPo fronted by former Moony Times staffers) because, for some inexplicable reason, they had withdrawn it. So, that’s the reason Larry’s take on the story is here instead.