It's sort of funny that the only Google News hit I've got for this is a blogger who learned about it the same place I did -- a facebook page set up by Rick Perlstein. But it looks like Tom Geoghegan is thinking about running for Rahm Emanuel's vacated House seat. I don't know a whole lot about Geoghegan, except that he's a badass labor lawyer who wrote a book called "Which Side Are You On?: Trying to Be For Labor When It's Flat On Its Back" that Ezra liked a lot. And I'm told it's pronounced "Gaygen".
Update: He'd like to amend the Civil Rights Act so that people can't be fired merely for being union members. That sounds pretty awesome.
Let's reorg the unions as churches and dare employers to fire people.
Which Side Are You On?: Trying to Be For Labor When It's Flat On Its Back is definitely worth reading. Even if you have no interest in labour relations, its a fascination protrait of a human being and of American history. Definitely a great book.
I know this is off-topic, or on topic in a strange way.
Has anyone there heard about the death of Michael Connell, an informant who had been threatened by Karl Rove?
Geoghegan is truly one of the good guys. I can't even imagine him being in Congress. It would just be too sweet.
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