Sunday, December 21, 2008

Replace Rahm Emanuel With Tom Geoghegan?

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.

4 comments:

MikeJ said...

Let's reorg the unions as churches and dare employers to fire people.

Jacob said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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?

http://discuss.epluribusmedia.net/node/2164

-g

Chuck said...

Geoghegan is truly one of the good guys. I can't even imagine him being in Congress. It would just be too sweet.