No opinion.

Reporter: Jay. Has the President been following events in Chicago? Does he have an opinion about the strike?

Jay Carney: The President has no opinion about the incident.

* * * * * *

Telephone rings.

“Hello.”

“Fred Klonsky? This is the Obama campaign.”

“Yes.”

“Have you decided who you are voting for?

“I have no opinion about that incident.”

“Would you be willing to make a contribution?”

“I have no opinion about that.”

“We see that in 2008 you did precinct work in Wisconsin and Indiana. Can we sign you up again?”

“Well. At this time I have no opinion about that.”

“But you were at the election night rally in Grant Park in 2008.”

“Oh. Yes. But I have no opinion.”

“I saw on your blog that you traveled all the way to Wakarusa, Indiana when the President was fighting for health care to support him.”

“No comment.”

“Well, thanks for your time Mr. Klonsky.”

“Thanks.”

6 Replies to “No opinion.”

  1. Despite it the fact that it is not even 8:30 am on the East Coast and 5:30 am on the West Coast, the award for the funniest blog of the day goes to Fred Klonsky. I’m sure I won’t be the only one to borrow this great piece, of course, giving credit where credit is due.

  2. He didn’t weigh in on the Scott Walker recall, and he won’t weigh in on this. 1) he doesn’t have to weigh in on anythng local 2) he won’t for fear of upsetting some faction that he needs to win 3) I’m not sure how supportive he is of unions after the intial “everyone has a right to organize.” That all being said, he had NO problem weighing in on Cedar Falls RI, and he knows that cost him. If releected I think he’s going to go after public education much more aggressively, but he’s going to have quite a time explaining himself. School districts already employ science and math teachers, does he need to recruit new talent in a “bold new initiative?”

  3. As the Michael Jackson song (that has been played at the CTU rally or on the picket line–I read that in an article somewhere) says, “They Don’t Really Care About Us.”
    As someone else said, “Obama has made me a political orphan.”

    1. Nope, read the quote again. He’s not talking about AFTER people have the right to collective bargaining:

      “And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner.”

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