Wednesday, December 10, 2008

SEIU's Stern Wagonmaster of Blagojevich Senate Tagging Disaster?

I posed some thoughts concerning the rather thick involvement of SEIU in the Blagojevich corruption saga that has moved President Elect Obama deep into the shadows of the news cycle on Chicago Daily Observer ( click my post title for the full story):

The thickest part of the Federal Criminal Complaint against Gov. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff seems to be getting short shrift from the Progressive Chicago Media. While the huffing and ‘Land’s Sakes!’ by media types surrounds the Cubs, Blago’s war on John McCormick ( God Bless Him!), and the odious attempted intimidation of Children’s Memorial Hospital, SEIU – the PAC that dresses up as a Labor Union – seems to go unnoticed despite the fact that it’s part in the complaint laid out by Prosecutor Fitz is the thickest.

The Washington Post offered this poignant paragraph:

The alleged role of the SEIU official was surprising, given that the union had not figured publicly in the investigation into Blagojevich (D). But on another level, the SEIU's apparent involvement is an indication of the extent to which it has, under the leadership of its ambitious and controversial president, Andrew L. Stern, become an omnipresent force in Democratic politics.

and also this:

With organized labor holding such high expectations for the Obama administration -- notably, hopes for legislation fiercely opposed by business leaders that would make it easier to form unions -- officials of other unions were hoping yesterday that the SEIU's apparent involvement in the Illinois scandal would not undermine their cause in Washington.

By late afternoon on December 9th, a day that will live in Illinois Infamy, until Fitzy and Feds Frog-Walk another politician to a waiting car, SEIU's well-trained parsers were in full blown denial and offering eye-popping denials of any cuteness on President Andy Stern's ( identified as the SEIU deal-meister chatting with Blago in post-POTUS Election America)part in the Blago Saga! 'Circle them Wagons, Marv!'

I conclude my post at Chicago Daily Observer with this:

SEIU under Andy Stern is a Democratic Party operation generating millions of dollars chummed into the roiling political waters to bait compliant sharks like Blagojevich. SEIU practices identity politics in order to muscle-up political action on State Legislators and strong –arm weak unions. The Progressive Gay friendly/illegal immigration amnesty/Stop the War/ and Bash business SEIU purple dye gets tossed about and mixed with the ink of Progressive Media journalists by Andy Stern and Anna Burger. SEIU is a Progressive Sacred Cow. . . .
It will be interesting to see if the Media put on the Jeweler’s Eye when making editorial decisions on Governor Blagojevich’s Final Days. That Flag is up; let’s see where it goes!

The Media is really not interested, at this time, with stepping in Andy Stern's Purple Sacred Cow Pie.

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