Friday, January 12, 2007
Well, I don't know the answer to that question, but it is an interesting fact that Starkist Tuna owns one of the two tuna processing plants in American Samoa, and that the two plants together employ about 75% of the workforce in American Samoa. It is also interesting that Starkist is vehemently against raising the minimum wage, and that its parent company, Del Monte Corp., is headquartered in none other than Nancy Pelosi's congressional district.
I think any time a politician uses a line similar to, "We're going to have the most ethical Congress in history," voters should disqualify that politician from holding any elected office. Every time I've heard the line spoken by a politician who is subsequently put in power, the actual result is the exact opposite. Politicians must have a "Do as I say, not as I do" gene or something.
As Glenn says, "Jeez."
Kind of makes you wonder what your vote is really worth, or what you're really voting for at the end of the day. Looks to me as if we're voting for, "politics as usual" unless we're voting all of the rascals out.