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Poetic Justice for Jesse

By on 9.3.10 | 4:02PM

The Michigan View's Henry Payne tells of the ironic misfortune that befell Jesse Jackson, who led a "Jobs, Justice and Peace" rally with the United Auto Workers last weekend that promoted "green" jobs. Afterward the Cadillac Escalade SUV he was chauffeured in was stolen and stripped of its wheels:

Add Jesse to the Al Gore-Tom Friedman-Barack Obama School of Environmental Hypocrisy. While preaching to Americans that they need to cram their families into hybrid Priuses to go shopping for compact fluorescent light bulbs to save the planet, they themselves continue to live large.

“We need an economy that creates employment that can't be shipped overseas,” the Green Rev wrote for CNN about the march. “Home-grown American labor will be installing windmills and solar panels. A green economy is not an abstract concept.”

Let us remember where policies promoted by the likes of Jackson and the unions have brought Detroit.

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