It's hard to know who to root for in the clash between MN Attorney General Laurie Swanson and AFSCME. On the one hand, you have a DFL politician accused of incompetence and mismanagement, leading to an exodus of valuable state employees. On the other hand, you have a labor union trying to bust in and make the cost of government even higher, for absolutely no benefit provided to tax payers.
If only they could both lose! Jeff Johnson, where are you when we need you?
If forced to pick someone to win, I guess I'd have to go with the Swanson. Her incompetence is the will of the voters. And there will be a referendum on her performance just around the corner, in 2010. Whereas a majority of Minnesotans would certainly reject unionizing public employees. And once they get their clutches into the public treasury, it is forever.
Plus, according to this public service announcement, it just doesn't seem like AFSCME's heart is 100% dedicated to public service.