New Jersey Union VP Rails Against 'Adolf Christie'

He later apologized, called statements 'unacceptable'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2011 1:38 PM CDT

Godwin’s law alert: A union leader in New Jersey went just a bit overboard yesterday in a rally in front of the statehouse, repeatedly likening Governor Chris Christie to Adolf Hitler. “It took World War II to get rid of Adolf Hitler,” Communications Workers of America vice president Chris Shelton declared. “It’s gonna take World War III to get rid of Adolf Christie!”

“The first thing the Nazis and Adolf Hilter did was go after the unions,” Shelton explained, “and that’s what Christie and his two generals are trying to do in New Jersey!” The “two generals” he was referencing were the Democratic House and Senate leaders who had struck a deal with Christie on pension reform. Shelton later issued an apology, the Daily Caller reports, calling his comments “inappropriate and unacceptable.” (Read more Godwin's Law stories.)

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