There’s nothing classier than using someone’s death as an opportunity to push your cause. Witness labor boss Vince Beltrami’s column in the Anchorage Daily News perverting George Carlin’s death:
Most people are familiar with Carlin’s “seven words you can’t say on television.” My mom unwittingly bought me the “Class Clown” album that featured this track for my 13th birthday. And since I can’t say the seven words here, I thought I’d offer seven dirty terms relevant to Alaskans which they better remember come November: greed, corruption, indictments, convictions, apathy, short memories and injustice.
It seems to me that Beltrami’s seven words aptly describe the state of the labor union movement, given its long standing history of corruption, embezzlement, and racketeering.