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Meek gets AFL-CIO endorsement to himself

Florida's largest union, the AFL-CIO, is giving a "full'' endorsement to the leading Democratic candidate in the Senate race, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami, says the Florida Democratic Party. Business as usual, you say, for the union to back the Democratic frontrunner? Not in the unpredictable 2010 election. Yesterday, the teachers union decided to split its endorsement between Meek and Gov. Charlie Crist, the Republican-turned-independent candidate.

"Today, we would like to applauded Kendrick Meek for winning the backing of Florida's working families represented by the AFL-CIO,'' the party says in a statement. "This news is a huge blow to lifelong Republican Charlie Crist's opportunistic attempts to transform himself once again.''

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When Bush the Younger was president he spoke about the "soft bigotry of low expectations" when critcizing our public school system for sharing responsiblity for low-performing minorities.

It appears the AFL-CIO bosses don't share that bigotry, since they endorsed the black candidate for the U.S. Senate.

Unfortunately, Bush was right about the soft bigotry of the teachers' union, who co-endorsed Meek and Crist. That was and is shameful for the teachers' union.

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