Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz is "furious" that Governor Scott Walker told (who he thought was) Kansas billionaire David Koch, that he had "thought about" planting troublemakers in the crowds of protesters outside of the state Capitol:
"But I find it disturbing that Governor Walker apparently considered disrupting the protests. A transcript of a faux call to the governor from a man he believed was conservative icon and top Walker donor David Koch finds "Koch" offering to help Walker out by, "planting some troublemakers" among the demonstrators. Walker's reply:
'We thought about that....'
"Really, Governor, you thought about that? The governor of Wisconsin actually thought about planting people in the crowds who might turn these peaceful protests into something ugly? [...]
For the governor of our state to suggest that he even considered disrupting these peaceful protests is a serious thing. We need to hear more from him on exactly what he meant. I hope the media will keep after it."
And besides calling out Walker for his disgusting comment, Cieslewicz praised the protesters for their "high civic engagement and peaceful protest" and lauded the fact that they're organizing crews to clean up after the half-a-million or so protesters that have come through over the past ten days.
Cieslewicz's comments come on the same day that Madison's Police Chief Noble Wray
called on Walker to explain his "troubling" and "unsettling" comments.
Kudos to both these Madison public officials and the Wisconsin media for not ignoring Walker's actions.
The same cannot be said for the national media.