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What a Friend We Has in Rhoda! (Dick Greenhaus) (Sung, fervently, to: What a Friend We Have in Jesus) What a friend we have in Rhoda What a leader! What a boss! Giving twice what is required, Double dealing, double-cross. See her gang of toadies 'round her Grabbing all that they can take, See her march out on her mission Upright, straight as any snake. cho: What a friend we have in Rhoda! Any fool can plainly see When you have a friend like Rhoda You don't need an enemy. Mouthing liberal convictions, Tho' of principles bereft, She's politically dyslexic Veering right while speaking left. Loyal supporters, faithful comrades She leaves bleeding in the dust, As she charges madly onward Seeking unions she can bust. cho: Just to scratch her itch for power, She is toiling, night and day, Giving old Consumers Union Brand-new, shiny feet of clay. The poor and homeless have her weeping Tears like any crocodile, Don't expect that help's forthcoming That just isn't Rhoda's style. cho: Note: A song that arose from a recent, but bitter, labor dispute in which Rhoda H. Karpatkin, Executive Director of formerly- liberal, formerly pro-Labor Consumers Union did a pretty fair job of union-busting. This odd situation created the odder one of seeing Consumers Union make the AFL/CIO boycott list twice in four years. RG
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