Later that day, he gave the keynote address at the convention. In it he lambasted Sarah Palin, and the divisiveness she has created and continues to create across America:
"America works because lots of people contribute lots of ideas -- that's good -- even when some of them are just plain wrong. But people need to come to the table in good faith. That's not Sarah Palin. She'll go down in history like [Joe] McCarthy. Palinism will become an ugly word.
"[Someday, people will ask,] 'Who is this woman, anyway? What happened to her?'"
That day hasn't come yet, but it will. Meanwhile, Palin may be planning a procession from the Wasilla sports complex to the Denai'na Center in Anchorage on September 11th, as she motorcades with Teabagger pathological liar, Joe Miller from a Wasilla event to the Glenn Beck Show at the Denai'na. (More on that tomorrow, I hope.)
Here's what Rich Trumka had to say about the struggle for workers' rights in America right now, in front of the Sheraton two weeks ago (hat tip to Elwood at I Eat Gravel):
This struggle is unending, and if it weren't for the courage of union members across the land - and seas - workers would still be unrepresented in the work place, even more than they now are.
Here's one of the toughest fighters for union rights in U.S. history, George Meany, one of Rich Trumka's predecessors as AFL-CIO head, giving his 1967 labor day address:
Sometimes I wish my union was more effective. But I'm glad I have them, instead of nothing.