From a report about the opening of the AFL-CIO convention that Obama is
genuflecting before speaking at today….
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., sent the convention videotaped hellos with effusive praise. “I look forward to working with your leadership team in the future,” Pelosi said.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis echoed Pelosi in her speech Monday. She also called Sweeney “my good friend and colleague” and “our president.”
“I am proud and humbled to be your humble servant as labor secretary,” she told the convention. She said the department was adding 670 labor law investigators.
Sweeney has a gushing introduction nearly four minutes long of “Sheriff” Solis – the “Secretary for us” – noting that she is turning the Labor Department into the Pro-Labor Department and that she’ll back them on card check. Video here.
Not surprisingly, she completely dodged all such questions during her nomination hearing.