Howard Dean is in town today to promote the 2008 Democratic National Convention - and to face labor leaders who have condemned Denver as a poor choice for the host city.Charming quote:
He'll meet this morning with AFL-CIO president John Sweeney, whose labor federation called for the convention to be moved, before addressing a crowd of supporters at an 11 a.m. rally at Denver's downtown convention center.
Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa threatened that protests could "blow up" convention week.Those Hoffas, just a couple of--rats, I wanted to say "cut-ups," but the elder Hoffa wasn't cut up; he was melted into a car bumper. Anyway:
[S]ome local unions say they are taken aback by national labor's harsh words and insist they will use the opportunity for civility and coalition building.Aside from that last, this is getting interesting. The Democrats are kind of screwed. Recreate68!
Update (4/13/07): Well, I thought it was the biggest news ever.