by digby

As I'm watching a firefighter rappel down the side of a sky scraper to rescue a window washer whose scaffolding failed it occurs to me for the thousandth time that these people are a pure manifestation of heroic good in our society.

And they are unionized, public servants, paid by the taxpayers, which also makes them dirt in the eyes of 30% of the country. or it would, if that 30% understood even half the absurd bile that comes out of their mouths.