“Walker mentions his taped call with prankster Ian Murphy, who posed as David Koch, the billionaire funder of conservative causes. But Walker says it proves the opposite of what his union foes were trying to portray: “It showed that I had never spoken to David Koch before in my life…. If I had really been doing Koch’s bidding, I would have recognized immediately that it was not Koch on the other end of the line. Instead, I spoke to the fake Koch at length.
The call, says Walker, proved a divine wake-up call: ‘God had a plan for me with that episode.’
In listening to the tape, Walker says it struck him that he sounded ‘pompous and full of myself.’ God’s plan was to remind him of ‘the power of humility, the burden of pride,’ he writes.
‘God was sending me a clear message to not do things for personal glory or fame.'”