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Thursday, March 11, 2004

Bush selects outsourcer for manufacturing czar post
Six months after promising to create an office to help the nation's struggling manufacturers, President Bush settled on someone to head it, but the nomination was being reconsidered last night after Democrats revealed that his candidate had opened a factory in China.
But Kerry's campaign, tipped off about the impending nomination several hours earlier, hastened to distribute news reports that Raimondo's firm, Behlen Manufacturing Co. of Columbus, Neb., had laid off 75 U.S. workers in 2002, four months after announcing plans for a $3 million factory in northwest Beijing.
-- Washington Post

No matter what they try to call themselves, "free traders" or whatever, cheap-labor conservatives remain cheap-labor conservatives. Bush doesn't KNOW anyone who hasn't been involved in screwing American workers. That's why it took him six months to pick someone for this post he announced last Labor Day, and he still couldn't get it right.