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Friday, August 29, 2003
JUST SAW DEAN speak at Yale. He swung by somewhat impromptu, on behalf of the striking unions--for me, he gets points just for showing (as did Lieberman on Monday). His speech was a little rambling and not entirely on the topic of the strikes, but he some very good moments as well. He's definitely not unelectable--he estimated that there were about a thousand people there, but I think that has to be an undercount. I would guess close to 2,000--about 1/3 Deanies, 1/3 union members, and 1/3 students (not of course mutually exclusive).
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
YALE ON STRIKE AGAIN: Grrr...silly world-class university. I completely expected that they would have been able to figure this out over the summer. This is so short-sighted. Lieberman came yesterday and forcefully explained why Yale is wrong. Dean will come Friday to explain why Yale is wrong.
Jesse Jackson came yesterday (the second to try to mediate with the Yale retirees who had occupied the Yale Investment Office. That the man could free American POWs from Slobodan Milosevic, but couldn't mediate this situation tells you something about the level of intransigence involved here.*
Yeah, they're political appearances, but there's a reason why this is a slam-dunk position--because it is.
*Sarcasm--no direct comparison of Yale excutives with genocidal dictators on the basis of levels of absolute evil was intended. No Yale executives were harmed during the posting of this blog entry.
A BETTER EXCUSE: I haven't been slacking with my bloggage, really! It's just in a different place right now, and from sort of a partisan perspective. Here's my excuse.