Friday, April 04, 2008

Attention, Pennsylvania!

Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, Mark Penn, met with Columbian officials on Monday to discuss a free trade deal:
Somewhere in Pennsylvania there is a factory that employs Americans at union wages. Somewhere in North Carolina and Indiana, too… The “free trade” agreement that Penn was paid $300,000 to shepherd to passage would open the door for the company that owns the factory to move it to a country where if a worker tries to start a union, chances are he or she will be assassinated. The company will be able to get the same work done, in that case, for slave wages, and without any of those pesky environmental, safety and health regulations that protect the worker in Pennsylvania.







12 comments:

Chris Rywalt said...

Did Penn meet with officials from Columbia University or the District of Columbia?

Pretty Lady said...

Chris, you Ugly American, you.

Chris Rywalt said...

I think of myself as being fairly cultured. I actually have a friend from Colombia.

Desert Cat said...

But is Penn Hillary's Wright? If so all she need to is say she does not always agree with him and that makes it all better, right?

CAP said...

You've got that right PL

It's funny the way 'free' trade works so much better when the partner is a totalitarian (implicitly fascist) regime.

Things are so much cheaper that way.

Still, so long as the rich get what they want, who's to say what is a 'demand' and what is a 'supply'?

'Free' 'trade' - on whose terms?

Anonymous said...

I know I'm showing my age, but now I can't get this out of my head:
the cuervo gold
the fine colombian
make tonight a wonderful thing

o

Chris Rywalt said...

You can't be that old. I was just listening to "Do It Again".

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm older than you. But pretty well-preserved, if I do say so myself.

O

Anonymous said...

PL, from your pen to the NY Times' press (or something like that):

Top Clinton Aide Leaving His Post Under Pressure
By JOHN M. BRODER
Mark Penn stepped down as Hillary Rodham Clinton’s chief strategist after his business arrangements again clashed with her campaign positions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/07/us/politics/07hillary.html?_r=1&hp=&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1207580483-oU3HLR7/Bm7rk/ivZYXHrA

O

Pretty Lady said...

Yes, and then the Columbians fired him, too! Hee hee hee hee hee.

CAP said...

Columbian necktie anyone?

Anonymous said...

The country is Colombia. The University and the district containing the city of Washington is Columbia.