Cutting Losses, Kochs to Sell Scott Walker
BY ANDY BOROWITZ
WICHITA (The Borowitz Report)—Saying that "things just didn't work out," the billionaire Koch brothers have decided to put Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker up for sale.
The Kochs, who earlier had purchased Gov. Walker with great fanfare, announced their plan to sell the politician in a terse statement from Koch Industries headquarters in Wichita.
"Scott Walker is a fine individual, and we wish him well," the Kochs' statement read. "We are confident that he will be a good fit for some other billionaire industrialists."
Republican insiders, however, called the Kochs' plan to sell Walker highly optimistic, and noted that the market for the Wisconsin Governor was, at this point, virtually nonexistent.
The Kochs, who reportedly had been frustrated by Walker's poor performance in the polls, finally decided to sell the Wisconsinite after last weekend's odd pronouncement, in which he seemed to support a border wall with Canada.
According to a Koch associate, "Ignorance has always been a part of Scott's appeal, but that Canada thing was just too much."
After their plan to sell him was announced, the Kochs immediately pulled Walker off the campaign trail for fear that he might say something that would further reduce his dwindling market value.
In Iowa, an aide to Walker said that the Governor was "still processing" the news that he had been put up for sale. "It takes a while for Scott to understand things," the aide said.
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