I just got back from a Congressional Quarterly hosted panel that featured James Hoffa, president of the Teamsters, Leo Gerard of the United Steelworker's Union, filmmaker Stuart Townsend and his girlfriend Charlize Theron.
Townsend just made a film called "Battle In Seattle" which documents the WTO riots in Seattle in 1999. Though happily critical of America, no actual Americans seem to have been used in getting this film to the silver screen. As Leo Gerard pointed out:
"It took an Irishman with funding from Canada to make this film."
Foreigners sure like telling us what's wrong with our country, eh?
Theron didn't speak until the very end, so in the spirit of the event, I have included photos (below the fold) of what appeared to be her primary purpose in attending: namely, to look hot, which she did extremely well.
When she was asked her thoughts on being in the film she responded that labor was important to her because she was from a continent in which there were labor issues. Which narrows her place of birth down to six of the seven continents I believe.
Pics below the fold.
Tags: DNC, Economy, James Hoffa, Work/office