Ow. Ow. Ow. I am laughing so hard I can’t breathe. Can. Hardly. Type.Yeah, I bet Andy Stern is well-known in Washington. And particularly at the White House. I guess the prevailing thought in the Obama administration is heck, since Karl Marx isn't available Andy Stern is the next best thing.
WaPo brings us the beyond-satire news that the White House wants to put SEIU president Andy Stern on the federal deficit panel. Now, it’s not just a dog-and-pony show. It’s a dog-pony-and-thug show. I love how WaPo uses the word “eclectic” to describe the choice. “Eclectic” is the new synonym for corruptocrat:
Eclectic trio of candidates considered for Obama deficit panel:
Republican David M. Cote, the chief executive of Honeywell International, has emerged as a top contender for a slot on President Obama’s commission to bring the nation’s soaring debt under control, a senior administration official said Saturday.
The White House is also considering appointing two Democrats: Andrew Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, and Alice M. Rivlin, a budget expert and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve who recently launched a separate, independent effort to draft a bipartisan plan to stabilize government borrowing…
…Stern and Rivlin are well-known in Washington. Stern is president of the 2.2 million-member SEIU and an ardent supporter of Obama’s health initiative.
If this isn't a joke it can only mean one thing: Obama is paying back his piper.
Thanks to Jill for the heads up.