This seems to me a hugely important fact: Adrian Fenty, the Democratic former mayor of the District of Columbia says he agrees with what Scott Walker is doing in Wisconsin.
Let’s say that again, to let it sink in: Adrian Fenty, the Democratic former mayor of the District of Columbia says he agrees with what Scott Walker is doing in Wisconsin.
From the Washington Post‘s description of Fenty’s appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this AM:
[Co-host Mika] Brzezinski asked Fenty if he agreed with what Walker is doing.
“The substance of it, I do,” Fenty said. “Most governors and mayors would love to be able to manage their team without the interference of collective bargaining. … I believe that managers have the ability to set fair wages, and to set fair hours, and to reward people or hold them accountable. I think it’s a new day. I think a lot of these collective bargaining agreements are completely outdated.”
You have to wonder: how many other Democratic mayors and governors quietly agree? Starting with California’s Governor Jerry Brown?