How to Ass Kiss -- SEIU Style
SEIU Local 347 Update -- Clips from the news letter:
Paragraph 1 - On Tuesday, May 17, Los Angeles voters elected Antonio Villaraigosa Mayor with 59% of the vote, and the leaders, members and staff of SEIU Local 347 congratulate him on this inspiring victory. No matter that the union supported Jim Hahn, Mayor Villaraigosa won fair and square, and Local 347 will do everything it can to help him succeed as Mayor. Ed Note - Great Start
Paragraph 2 - Antonio Villaraigosa takes office having won the votes of virtually every group of voters represented in the City, with a clear mandate focused on the future, and support for change in the city and in the schools. And while the Union supported Jim Hahn in this election, Antonio Villaraigosa cares about workers and we are confident that we will work with the new Mayor as we share common goals for the future of our City. Ed Note - Still looking good
Paragraph 3 - While we congratulate Mayor-elect Villaraigosa, I am proud of the decisions the members of SEIU Local 347 made to support Mayor Hahn in 2001 and again this year. Labor stands behind an incumbent politician who does the right thing in office. I sure hope that loyalty is not going out of fashion! Ed Note - Prepare yourself, while it's starting to turn, it gets better
Paragraph 4 - Jim Hahn was there for city workers for the past 24 years, Butcher continues. ...blah blah blah.... Ed Note - And here we go
Paragraph 5 - Here's what Union President Bob Schoonover wrote immediately after the May 17 election: The loss is not only his and ours but the city's as well because, in my opinion, Hahn was the most effective (not the most charismatic) Mayor we've had in my lifetime. What he did in four years was more than impressive: he kept the city whole; restored morale, performance, and leadership to the LAPD; found a way to hire a few more cops; kept city services growing and improving with shrinking income; put paramedics in every fire station -- in fact, turned around Riordan's gutting of the City's Fire Department -- and led the fight to keep the City's funds rightfully funding local government when our state legislators stole funds from cities and counties to solve the state's budget problems. Imagine what he would have done with some money. Ed Note - Aren't we supposed to be congratulating MEAV?
The closing line slams Riordan, attacked state legislators, and criticized lack of money from council. Hmmm... What the F? No wonder their boy lost, if this is how they congratulate people.