Saturday, November 10, 2007

There Once Was a Union Maid, Who Never Was Afraid?

Candace de Russy at NRO’s Phi Beta Cons continues to monitor the the political motivations and machinations behind “Sue” O’Malley’s actions:

At Democracy Project, Phil Orenstein bitingly takes up the cause of Sharad Karkhanis, a professor emeritus at Kingsborough Community College, who (as I’ve noted) has recently been sued for libel by a longtime union leader. In his online newsletter, The Patriot Returns (TPR), Karkhanis has ceaselessly written of alleged malfeasance and incompetence on the part of the faculty union of the City University of New York, the Professional Staff Congress (PSC). Orenstein claims the litigant, Professor Susan O’Malley, has “determined to forever silence all criticism … to shut down the one remaining gadfly.”
Felicitations to Orenstein for drawing scrutiny to the PSC’s execrable record. He traces its record of “pursuing revolution,” “aiding and abetting terrorists,” and “supporting political causes with the member's dues … instead of winning better contracts for the members.”

Well, "Sue," what about those "goons and ginks and company finks, and deputy sheriffs who made the raids?" If unions maids of yore could stand up to them, surely you can handle a little satire, no?


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