Best Oscar-Worthy Performance

Boise Police Union

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If we had a little golden statuette to hand out this year, it would be wearing a badge.

From the grand pageantry of a staged picket line to the climax of a public accusation of personal vendetta against a public official, the Boise Police Union turned in a sensational performance during this year's police contract negotiations. It had all the great elements of a Hollywood blockbuster: cops and politicians facing off; a seasoned political spin doctor like Mike Tracy pulling the strings behind the scenes; dirty politics; public outrage; enraged local officials; scandal; alcohol; money and guys with guns.

We loved it! Special kudos to the cast of extras on the picket line—the scene wouldn't have looked nearly as impressive without the members of the local carpenters' union. Nice job, guys.

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