Thursday, September 8, 2011

A foolish act to follow

You know, President Obama, maybe it's not a good idea to speak at a rally where the opening act is Jimmy Hoffa Jr.

The monopolistic power unions wield has always been a big temptation for organized crime, but modern union supporters try to gloss over big labors entwined history with the mob. In 2009 I attended a small gathering of lefties campaigning for pro-union legislation and they laughed about a rival ad that played up mafia connections with unions as if it were a far-fetched joke.

So why in the name of Anthony Provenzano would the Teamers let themselves get within Tommy gun distance of Hoffa 2.0? And worse, why on Earth would Obama endorse him?

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