I saw that tonight on TV as I watched four shows on MSNBC for the first time in close to a year and heard actual TV people say actual nice things about actual unionized teachers.
You can see it in the poll numbers too - 61% of Americans oppose the Walker plan to bust the unions in the latest Gallup poll.
So now, Christine Quinn, ever the empty pants suit, has put her finger to the wind, seen which way it blows, and taken a stand on the Wisconsin situation:
City Council members joined labor leaders on the steps of City Hall this morning to condemn what they called concerted attacks on unions in Wisconsin.
Standing before a raucous crowd of union employees, speakers equated moves to diminish collective bargaining rights with an assault on the middle class and charged that such measures were motivated more by political calculus than by saving money.
"The conversation that is going on in Wisconsin is not a conversation," Council Speaker Christine Quinn said. "This isn't a discussion with municipal or state workers about how to balance a budget. This isn't a discussion about how to keep a pension system sustainable. This is a governor standing up and engaging in union busting."
Make no mistake, Christine Quinn doesn't give a shit about unions, union members or anything to do with the working class.
She does care about appearing to be on the right side of the issues, at least when everybody else is on that side too.
But the words from today do NOT erase who Quinn is and just who she works for.
She is a corporate whore, owned by the corporate class through and through, and does Bloomberg's bidding for him.
If you read this blog, I'm sure you already know that, but I'll make sure to remind you come 2013 or so.
Unless Bloomberg has already assumed dictatorial powers and had the Internets shut down by then.