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December 12, 2008 03:25 AM UTC

Uh oh.... More fallout from the Blago disaster. SEIU in Fed crosshairs?

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  • by: Laughing Boy

Hehehehehehehehehe.

Hehehehehehehehehehheheheh.

Some days, the sun just shines a little brighter.

The Service Employees International Union has long boasted that it is on the cutting edge of the labor movement. But it found itself badly embarrassed this week when it was linked by name to Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich’s maneuvering to secure some financial gain from picking the next Senator from Illinois.

The federal criminal complaint filed against Mr. Blagojevich said his chief of staff, John Harris, had suggested to a service employees’ official that the union should help make the governor the head of Change to Win, the federation of seven unions that broke away from the A.F.L.-C.I.O. The complaint said Mr. Blagojevich was seeking a position that paid $250,000 to $300,000 a year.

In exchange, the complaint strongly suggested, the service employees union and Change to Win would help persuade Mr. Blagojevich to name Valerie Jarrett, President-elect Barack Obama’s first choice, as the state’s new senator. And the union would get help from the Obama administration, presumably for its legislative agenda.

What?!?!?! I’m SHOCKED!!!

Bad timing for the UAW to play the white hat in the non-bailout coming from Congress.

Obama had better hope he had zero to do with this.  Fitzgerald is on fire – the investigation is still very much open, and when a giant douche like Blago is threatened with 30 years, who knows how hard he will sing.

I’m sorry, but “Culture of Corruption” has never been such an apt description of anything as Chicago/Union politics.

Seriously – the guy was openly selling a freaking Senate seat.

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