Paula Deen's hogs come home to roost. Unions, angered by the mayo maven's association with noted corporate malfesor Smithfield, Inc. have vowed to picket all of her public appearances until she severs ties with Smithfield. I alluded to the challenges of getting into bed with Smithfield, and not smelling like hog manure earlier this week, but it is good to see this story getting some attention in the NYT. Ironically, Deen may be the best thing that ever happened to the Smithfield union movement. Over the last year or so, the NYT has covered this story, but not energetically. The protests gives the story faces and names, and produces a story that will practically write itself whenever and wherever Deen appears. Tar Heel, NC is NASCAR country. It will be interesting to see if social justice can draft off of the popularity of the Food Network in the weeks to come.