As most of you know, there’s a very heated Senate race going on in Massachusetts for the seat that Ted Kennedy’s used to hold. Martha Coakley (D) is getting a very heated challenge from Scott Brown (R). Coakley has been making some rather weird gaffs which I won’t go into here. Scott Brown made an affirmative statement in the debate about the senate seat belonging to the people, which is getting a lot of play. Unions are sending their members up there to picket and protest, I guess. They are out with signs supporting Coakley. I found this at Michelle Malkin’s blog and wanted to use it here. The link takes you to the entire post. This is an email sent from someone to someone else and then forwarded to Malkin.
“I received this this morning from my Team Sarah friend in Mass. This is the 2nd report of truckloads of signs showing up at debates by Unions…the first one the signs showed up and only 1/2 dozen union guys did. Brown’s peeps were crowded and wrapped around the block!
“I was one of the many Brigadiers at the pre-debate rally at UMass and when I got there, I was pretty overwhelmed at the trailer truck of Martha signs and hundreds of union members holding them. While speaking with one of the union guys holding the Coakley sign, he admitted that his union was paying him $50 to stand and hold the sign. I was blown away, I always thought that these guys were out in the cold like us, doing what we thought was the right thing to do, not that they were actually being paid a fee to do it.
The best part was when he admitted that although he was there because he needed the money, he was voting for Scott!!”
I wonder how many others out there holding those signs and collecting the $50 (because after all we are in a down economy), feel the same and are voting for Brown. I guess it just goes to show…you might be able to pay a man to do a job, but that doesn’t mean you get his vote when the time comes. Of course, in a down economy and a tight senate race that could break the Dems 60-vote hold on the Senate, I’m sure there are plenty of votes for sale. But probably not for $50. And why aren’t those union workers at work?