Personnel is Policy

There is an old saying in politics that personnel translates into policy, and in the case of Barack Obama its clear Big Labor will dominate both ends of the equation:

Barack Obama tapped a new political director for his presidential campaign, naming Patrick Gaspard, a former official in the powerful Service Employees International Union.

Prior to joining the Obama campaign, Gaspard was the Executive Vice President of Politics and Legislation for Local 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the largest local union in the United States. In that job, he helped coordinate political activity and government relations . . . in New York, Massachusetts, Maryland and Washington DC.

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