Apparently The Nation sent a spy to this recent conference and said spy secretly made a recording.
The Mitch McDonnell statements are the ones everybody is picking up on − here’s the Times, In Audio From a Koch Event, McConnell Envisions Undoing Obama Initiatives – NYTimes.com. And here’s DailyKos: Seven Disturbing Quotes From the Koch Summit Recordings.
As stunning and angering as the McDonnell wish-list is, it’s most important to see that here we have a clear, even animated, portrait of very rich and powerful people buying a politician. This is a politician who supposedly represents his constituency, i.e., Kentucky voters, none of whom is a Koch.
And as a well-bought and expensive politician, McDonnell delivers the rhetoric his owners want to hear.