Sunday, May 18, 2008

Guess Who ?

Can you guess who said this ?

” Let me make one thing plain. I respect the right of workers in the private sector to strike. Indeed, as president of my own union, I led the first strike ever called by that union. I guess I'm maybe the first one to ever hold this office who is a lifetime member of an AFL - CIO union. “

That would have been President Ronald Reagan on August 3, 1981 -- the first day of the PATCO strike.

I have no idea why The Virginia Gazette published this transscript of a 1981 press conference today. But they did. Maybe they’re as amused as I am about the continuing efforts to canonize Reagan.

Don Brown
May 18, 2008

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