American Thinker's Ann Kane took time to do a great analysis and partial transcript of the video Illinois Review shared with our readers last week, when Jonah Edelman, the head of Bill Gates-funded national education reform group Stand for Children, described in detail how they maneuver their way towards education reform that will now prevent Chicago Teachers from striking. Entitled "How to fool the Unions and Bribe a Politician," the video's stirred quite a buzz among shocked union activists and embarrassed lawmakers bought and paid for by teachers' unions.
At the heart of Edelman's strategy was Machiavellian principles in the Aspen Institute workshop:
So the press never picked up on it. We endorsed nine individuals, and six of them were Democrats, three Republicans, and tilted our money to [Mike] Madigan, who was expecting that because of Bruce Rauner's leadership, and Bruce is a Republican, that all of our money was going to go to Republicans. That was really as show of, an indication to him, that we could be a new partner to take the place of Illinois Federation of Teachers -- that was the point.
The rest of Kane's piece is on American Thinker.