Cook: Tennessee does not like VW?

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photo David Cook

It was hard to tell which was the more unbelievable.

Was it the activists who'd come to the news conference dress-acting as oozey millionaires? There was Wilfred Warbucks, with his grand top hat and three-piece suit, waving his fake money around like a one-percenter, a real wolf of Wall Street. There was Priscilla Diamonds, with her fake pearls and her disgust for workers.

"If they could only be as trained as my Corgi," she said.

They called themselves Millionaires for Wealthcare; they were dapper and dramatic and completely satirical, fanning themselves with their Monopoly money, clapping at all the wrong moments, trying to highlight through their caricatures the wrongness of the anti-union argument.