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secondwind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:56 PM
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Mr. Hoffa came out today and spoke with Candy Crowley on CNN. They support this President.
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:34 PM
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1. Where's Jimmy been for all these years?
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secondwind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:46 PM
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2. Must be a relative.....
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:34 PM
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4. His son (adopted, I think)
He had virtually NO experience in the Teamsters union, but the "Old Guard" picked him to defeat the reform president (Carey). Ironically (?), some of his backers may well have a hand in "offing" his daddy! VERY bad background, but he may have "evolved" into something good.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:28 AM
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6. Without looking... my recollection is that Jr is an attorney.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:05 AM
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7. That's what he had been trained as, and with absolutely NO background as a working teamster
But an official of the corrupt Old Guard gave him a minor pie-card job, and he was thereby "qualified" to run for office. The rest is history!
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krawhitham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 03:46 AM
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9. you mean beside the fact he join the teamsters when he was 18 years old (52 years ago)
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:59 PM
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11. Being "grandfathered" into membership is fairly common in unions,
particularly for children of union officials. But what I had said is correct. As per his father's wishes, he was trained a lawyer. And it wasn't until the (corrupt!) Old Guard needed a "name" to run against the reform president (Carey) that Hoffa junior was propelled into his resent position, BTW: he wasn't adopted as I had first thought.

Here's a website (TDU) for the reform opposition: http://www.tdu.org/view/hoffawatch
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:34 PM
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3. They support him in the sense that as Hoffa said---:Look at the
our choice, Perry, Bachman, Palin??????
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:47 PM
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5. At least they understand they need to keep the GOP OUT of the WH.
Not sure some around here think that's a priority.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:16 AM
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8. Not quite: "I'll hold my nose and support the lesser of two evils"
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:36 PM
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10. K&R
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