Obama Justice Department check list;
Uses American citizens in work force…check
Competition is Democratic party supporter…check
Lets sign a warrant for a raid and put them out of business…check
Well, the plot thickens. Evidently, to the Obama administration, jobs for Madagascans are more important than jobs for Americans. At least that’s the gist I got from this interview with the CEO of Gibson Guitar;
Press release from KMJ-AM in Fresno, California:
Tonight, in an interview on KMJ’s “The Chris Daniel Show,” Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz confirmed that the US government wanted Gibson guitars to use foreign labor over American labor:
CHRIS DANIEL: Mr. Juszkiewicz, did an agent of the US government suggest to you that your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of American labor?
HENRY JUSZKIEWICZ: They actually wrote that in a [inaudible].
CHRIS DANIEL: Excuse me?
HENRY JUSKIEWICZ: They actually wrote that it a pleading.
CHRIS DANIEL: That your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of our labor?
HENRY JUSKIEWICZ: Yes
I reckon made in America by Americans just isn’t important to this administration. I mean, with all our employment problems, we got to put those Madagascans to work, dontcha know?
Update; Bob Belvedere over at TCOTS has some more on this travesty of justice as well as some more links.
I’m sure by know that most of you have heard of the raid on the Gibson Guitar Company by federal agents [if you haven’t, per Stacy McCain, here and here are links to two good background articles from Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, respectively].
Since word first broke last week about the raid, many interesting facts have emerged about the parties involved in this story.
-The Pagan Temple has a good summary, with links, here [Warning: righteous vulgarity]. A highlight:
Still, something else has come to light. While Gibson is being harassed, Martin Guitars, which uses the same kind of woods from the same regions, gets a pass. I guess it helps if your company executives are big Democrat contributors, and it sure as hell don’t hurt that Martin is a union shop. Guess who is not a union shop. That would be Gibson.
He also reports that owners of Gibson Guitars may be subject to fines and confiscation of their axes if they cannot prove that certain woods in their instruments were manufactured before the law went into effect [well…I guess I won’t be taking my ’62 Gibson-SG with me in public anytime soon].
Yep Bob, best to leave your Axe at home for a while.