Last week’s rally in Trenton was soggy. Today’s was downright cold. But for anyone standing among thousands of firemen, police, corrections officers, emergency response personnel, and even a handful of supporting teachers, the atmosphere was electric. Speakers were union leaders and just about any Democratic politician in the State House – with one exception.
You would think that this crowd would portray Chris Christie as the bogeyman – and you would not be disappointed. But the overriding theme was expressed in the repeated chants of “Where’s Sweeney?”
Senate President Steve Sweeney’s capitulation to the anti-union interests was foremost among the concerns of the endless sea of blue uniformed men and women in front of the State House.