so long (and good riddance), elaine

Here's a New York Times story on exiting Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, the only member of President Bush's cabient to serve a full eight years: Departing Secretary of Labor Fends Off Critics.

Good riddance, I say. I tend to agree with her critics, usually from labor unions, who say that under her leadership, the labor department has favored business over the safety and welfare of U.S. workers. I'm all for more Asian Americans in government, but I've never been a fan of Chao.

I'm not the only one celebrating. Union organizations are apparently throwing good-riddance parties in her honor of her departure from the position: Staffers' Good-Riddance Party for Chao a Labor of Love.

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