We are proud to name as this week's Rick and Len Weenie of the Week...Governor Scott Walker's chief of staff, Keith Gilkes. Gilkes is the man who signed off on setting up the phone call between the governor and the blogger who claimed to be billionaire financier David Koch which, of course, turned out to be a prank. Gilkes failed to recognize the call as phony, even when the blogger told him he’d have to talk to the governor using the online service Skype which of course, allowed him to avoid caller I.D.. Gilkes didn't even smell a rat when the fake Koch told him he didn't have a cell phone because, "My g-damn maid, Maria, put my phone in the washer. I'd have her deported, but she works for next to nothing."
For being the biggest sucker American politics has seen since Monica Lewinsky's wriggled out from under Clinton's desk.
For setting up the call between the fake Koch and Governor Walker despite there being more red flags than you’d see at a May Day parade in Moscow.
For helping Walker embarrass himself and become the butt of jokes throughout both the state and nation, something, traditionally, Wisconsin Governors have always done without any assistance.
We are proud to name Keith Gilkes, Governor Walker’s Chief of Staff as this week’s Rick and Len Show…WEENIE OF THE WEEK.