Monday, February 21, 2011
Which Side Are You On?
In honor of the Wisconsin state workers and everyone protesting the villain Scott Walker (the Governor not the singer and Jacques Brel interpreter) and the Republican state legislature. Here is a great story on who is funding Walker's efforts to destroy the state worker's collective bargaining rights.
Pictured above is former Wisconsin Governor, Senator and Progressive Party presidential candidate Robert M. "Fighting Bob" La Follette. He was an opponent of railroad trusts, bossism, World War I, and the League of Nations. According to wikipedia: A 1982 survey asking historians to rank the "ten greatest Senators in the nation's history" based on "accomplishments in office" and "long range impact on American history," placed La Follette first, tied with Henry Clay.