Koch: Now you're not talking to any of these Democrat bastards, are you?
Walker: Ah, I--there's one guy that's actually voted with me on a bunch of things I called on Saturday for about 45 minutes, mainly to tell him that while I appreciate his friendship and he's worked with us on other things, to tell him I wasn't going to budge.
Koch: Goddamn right!
Walker: "his name is Tim Cullen--
Koch: All right, I'll have to give that man a call.
Walker: Well, actually, in his case I wouldn't call him and I'll tell you why: he's pretty reasonable but he's not one of us"
Koch: Now who can we get to budge on this collective bargaining?
Walker: "I think the paycheck will have an impact"secondly, one of the things we're looking at next"we're still waiting on an opinion to see if the unions have been paying to put these guys up out of state. We think there's at minimum an ethics violation if not an outright felony.
Koch: Well, they're probably putting hobos in suits.
Koch: That's what we do. Sometimes.
Walker: I mean paying for the senators to be put up. I know they're paying for these guy--I mean, people can pay for protesters to come in and that's not an ethics code, but, I mean, literally if the unions are paying the 14 senators--their food, their lodging, anything like that"[* Important regarding his later acceptance of a Koch offer to "show him a good time."*]
[I was stunned. I am stunned. In the interest of expediting the release of this story, here are the juiciest bits:]
Walker: "I've got layoff notices ready"
Koch: Beautiful; beautiful. Gotta crush that union.
Walker: [bragging about how he doesn't budge]"I would be willing to sit down and talk to him, the assembly Democrat leader, plus the other two Republican leaders--talk, not negotiate and listen to what they have to say if they will in turn--but I'll only do it if all 14 of them will come back and sit down in the state assembly"legally, we believe, once they've gone into session, they don't physically have to be there. If they're actually in session for that day, and they take a recess, the 19 Senate Republicans could then go into action and they'd have quorum"so we're double checking that. If you heard I was going to talk to them that's the only reason why. We'd only do it if they came back to the capital with all 14 of them"