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You'll never guess who is the latest public figure to stand up for federal employees....

Ben Stein, the conservative speechwriter, lawyer, actor, and funnyman took to the CBS Morning News show to defend federal employees. (Text here, although it doesn't feel quite the same.)

Here's a quote:

"I have been a bureaucrat in my youth, and I never worked so hard for so little in my entire life, and my fellow employees were in the same galley slave boat," Stein said, apparently referring to his days as an attorney for the Federal Trade Commission.

"Let's take our conservative noses out of the air and stop sneering at the people who serve us in the civil service. We would be awfully sad if they were gone, even the ones in the Department of Motor Vehicles."

Thanks to the AFGE for the link.

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