October 20, 2006

WHILE THE DEMOCRATS RUN AGAINST THEM...:

Celebs Ignore "Green" Wal-mart's Worker Oppression (Evan Derkacz, 10/20/06, AlterNet)

When Wal-Mart hired Leslie Dach, "a prominent Democratic operative," earlier this year, Wal-Mart critics worried that the world's richest retailer would get just what it paid for.

Next Monday evening, when Wal-Mart CEO H. Lee Scott Jr. is honored by a raft of lifelong liberals "for his commitment to environmental sustainability," it'll be that much harder to argue that Dach wasn't an excellent acquisition for the global behemoth. In fact, it'll be their biggest public relations coup since Al Gore's green patina graced the offices of Wal-Mart executives this Summer.

Monday's event is to be hosted by Weinstein brothers, lifelong Democrats and producers of the most successful documentary in the history of cinema, Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. Among the other prominent guests scheduled to attend are both PBS journalist Charlie Rose and Gore buddy and Democratic heavy Bob Pitmann. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the Eagles, led by singer/songwriter Don Henley, whose history as a champion of the environment pads his bulging resumé as one of the best-selling recording artists in history.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 20, 2006 8:25 AM
Comments

This is sickening.

Posted by: erp at October 20, 2006 9:21 AM

OJ will tell us it's proof that we are winning.

In fact, we (conservatives) always lose in these deals.

It will only be another 5 years an all the Walton kids (that didn't die in plane crashes) will be funding the left with their billions.

Don't worry, be happy.

Posted by: Bruno at October 20, 2006 10:13 AM

Bruno:
Are you ever happy about anything? Orrin my be guilty of over-optimism but reading your stuff is like downing a bottle of Quaaludes with a grain alcohol chaser. And a side order of smug.

Posted by: Bryan at October 20, 2006 10:31 AM

Rich folk funding the Left has made them the minority party.

Posted by: oj at October 20, 2006 11:36 AM

You get what you pay for, WalMart. Though it would be funny to hear if WalMart put the screws to the Weinstein brothers' agents.

Posted by: Brad S at October 20, 2006 2:13 PM

"whose history as a champion of the environment pads his bulging resumé as one of the best-selling recording artists in history."

How? Why? I know. I know. Nevertheless. Amazing.

Posted by: jdkelly at October 20, 2006 7:09 PM
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