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Introducing Weingarten's "provocative" speech, the mayor jokes

I’m still trying to make sense of Randi Weingarten’s hyped speech yesterday. (Help? Here’s the Times writeup, the press release, and the full speech (PDF), for your reference.)

But I can say I enjoyed Mayor Bloomberg’s introduction, as transcribed by Edwize, the local union blog:

I’m delighted to see such a big turnout. Usually, Randi is a proponent of no more than 20 listeners to every speaker. She even tries to write that into our contracts. But now that she is here in Washington, she’s adopted the policy of our senior Senator from New York — ‘Leave no microphone behind.’

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