Hey, at the big SIEU presidential forum last night, we got a shout-out from Bill! From Dana Goldstein:
And he even mentions LGBT rights. "When I'm elected president, there will not be discrimination based on sexual orientation." Richardson closes with a joke about naming one of the other "great candidates" in the primary his vice president.
Nice promise, I guess, but overstretching just a little. Maybe some context would clear that up (I can't find a transcript). Oh, and here's another nice gaffe (proving that it's not just us). From TPM Election Central:
It seems Bill Richardson has no shortage of gaffes. Addressing SEIU today, Richardson thanked them for their applause: "Thank you, AFSCME!"
That's right, Richardson named the wrong union. And it gets worse. SEIU, unfortunately, is an organizational rival to AFSCME in many states, and SEIU's audience responded to Richardson's opening line by shouting, "S-E-I-U!"
Wouldn't it have been darling if Richardson had thanked the Task Force for having him at the HRC/Logo debate? I would have loved that.