Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who made a national name for himself by going after public employee unions last year, posted a message on Twitter calling for the return of the NFL’s locked-out unionized officials after a disputed call led to a Seattle Seahawks 14-12 victory over the Packers on Monday night.
If I were a SEIU executive—or just about anybody working for just about any union—I'd be hard at work on a series of ads tying this referee thing to the importance of union workers. All of a sudden, there's a very visible example of why unions matter, and America is paying attention. Just one extremely catchy ad showing a non-union referee standing in front of a room full of students, teaching them that 1 + 1 = 3 is all you'd need to do to drive the point home.