Friday, June 11, 2010

Fighting with One Hand Out

Dana Milbank of the Washington Post reports this from the celebration surrounding Senator Blanche Lincoln's (D) victory in her Arkansas primary:
Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) held up two fists and said of her primary campaign: "Fighting Wall Street with one hand, unions with the other."
Most of the angst in the media has centered on a Democrat's perceived slight toward unions, but it's the "fighting Wall Street" part of that quote that caught my eye.

Here's Open Congress:
Sen. Chuck Schumer [D, NY] leads senators in financial industry contributions, receiving $17,507,031.