The much maligned (from the left) billionaire Charles Koch gave the ultimate “screw you” to his detractors by dressing up as the ultimate symbol of cinematic evil — Darth Vader.
The idea came as the result of an interview with “Marketplace” editor Kai Ryssdal.
No idea why @kairyssdal referred to me as #DarthVader. But I did enjoy the interview w/ @NPR! – CGK pic.twitter.com/j5WCdqqytH
— Koch Industries (@Koch_Industries) October 22, 2015
And in reply, his supporters came out in droves to wish him well.
@Koch_Industries @VJMachiavelli @kairyssdal @NPR great work. u keep them guessing. is this u 2. LOL pic.twitter.com/0l84JZgczf — Eugene Delgaudio (@eugenedelgaudio) October 23, 2015
@Koch_Industries @kairyssdal @NPR Can you say left wing Hypocrisy, and favorite billionaire punching bag .
— Roy hoerter (@willhoerter) October 22, 2015
Can’t wait to see @SenatorReid dressed as an Ewok in retaliation > Koch brother dresses up as Darth Vader https://t.co/zAEyVwoRfH #StarWars — CryBaby-in-Chief (@ConservTXmom) October 23, 2015
@Koch_Industries @kairyssdal @NPRHarry Reid mentioned ur name 256 times AND HE’S A CORRUPT POL.THEENEMYOFMYENEMY IS MY FRIEND!
— Jennifer Loeffler (@MermaidSeaTail1) October 23, 2015
The force is with Charles Koch https://t.co/c5z9soUW5T #Wichita — Abigail Peters (@KSSmallBiz) October 23, 2015
And a few referred to the Ryssdal interview that led to the Darth Vader getup.
@Koch_Industries @kairyssdal Enjoyed learning that you are thoughtful, measured, well-intentioned. BTW that show is not @NPR it is APM
— E Osborne (@Obornee) October 22, 2015
@Koch_Industries @exjon @kairyssdal @NPR love your interviews charles — kitty (@mkbl) October 22, 2015
The Hill reported:
Koch and his brother, David, have used their considerable wealth to back numerous conservative causes and candidates, much to the displeasure of their political opponents.
The libertarian philanthropist has so far abstained from donating directly to candidates in the Republican presidential primary. But several candidates in 2016 have received donations from the extensive Koch donor network that helped grow the conservative Tea Party movement.
The Koch network plans to spend at least $300 million in the 2016 election cycle.
Love him or hate him, one thing can’t be denied: The guy sure knows how to have fun.
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