If this wasn't such a serious issue, I'd still be laughing. You just can't make this stuff up. The Rubashkins are their own best parodies, as you can…
…see in this quote:
…While in Postville the Palauan officials — Schmull, Palau Ambassador to the U.S. Hershey Kyota and Counselor for the Palau U.N. Mission Christopher Kitalong — toured the processing plant, met with Moshe Rubashkin (son of company founder Aaron Rubashkin) and Postville Mayor Bob Penrod.The group also met with Webster Franz, the coordinator for the Palau workers at the plant.
“As minister of State, it is my duty and responsibility to ensure that every Palauan citizen that has been recruited to work in your processing plant is treated fairly under U.S. labor laws,” Scmull told Rubashkin.
Rubashkin responded that “he would do unto others as he would have them do unto him.”…
That's right, folks.
Two time convicted felon Moshe Rubashkin, a man who is due to be sentenced in early November for his latest federal felony, promised Palauans fair treatment.
Moshe Rubashkin has long criminal history. He served federal time for bank fraud. And he defrauded the EPA and the city of Allentown out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Trust Moshe Rubashkin? Trust any Rubashkin?
Caveat emptor. Worker emptor. And, in this case, and entire country emptor.