The dirty fingers of the billionaire Koch brothers seem to be leaving their grubby money-stained prints all over the news lately. ThinkProgress has just released a very telling video of Republican Senator Scott Brown enthusiastically sucking up to David Koch last week in Massachusetts. In the video, Koch repeatedly licks his lips, perhaps in eager anticipation of all the money that he will make with Brown’s compliant assistance. The weird tongue gesture is actually rather creepy and reptilian.
Here is a transcript of the exchange that the obsequious Brown had with Koch immediately before the senator gave his speech to the crowd at MIT:
BROWN: Your support during the election, it meant a, it meant a ton. It made a, it made a difference and I can certainly use it again. Obviously, the uh . . .
KOCH: When are you running, uh, for the next term?
KOCH: Oh, okay.
BROWN: I’m in the cycle, I’m in the cycle right now. We’re already banging away. But you guys should all be very proud. I mean this is amazing. I’ve actually taken the tour and uh just the things you aim to attack this issue is, is huge.
SUSAN HOCKFIELD, MIT PRESIDENT: Thank you, Senator.
BROWN: Thank you, for your leadership.
KOCH: Susan was the main uh uh person who created the idea of combining the uh the bioengineers with the cancer researchers and then uh, so she’s a brilliant lady and a leader here.
HOCKFIELD: Hi, David. David’s enthusiasm, Tyler’s [Jacks, Koch Institute Director] genius, and I just said, sure, let’s do it.
KOCH: Ha ha ha!
The increasingly unpopular governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, also recently inadvertently revealed his cozy relationship with the Kochs. Governor Walker explained his union busting agenda on tape last month when he spoke at length to a New York blogger whom he believed was one of his Koch brother benefactors.
Koch Brothers Trail of Political Scandals
These sad developments offer us some very telling insights into the handful of corrupt plutocrats who really control this nation. On her show Rachel Maddow explained more about all of the gross political scandals that the Koch brothers have been involved in recently: