Hillary Clinton grapples with ghosts of Wal-Mart pastWhy does it seem to be a prerequisite for Democratic politicians to be complete hypocrites? Hillary contributed to Wal-Mart's fabulous success. You'd think she'd be shouting it from from the rooftops. Instead she trashes the executives who took her away from the day-to-day humdrum of washing the walls, fumigating the bedclothing, disinfecting male private parts, and cleaning the sheets after her husband's sexual conquests left the governor's mansion each morning.
Fellow Democrats love to hate the giant she once worked with
BY Beth Fouhy, Associated Press
With retail giant Wal-Mart under fire to improve its labor and health-care policies, one Democrat with deep ties to the company -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton -- has started feeling her share of the political heat.
Clinton served on Wal-Mart's board of directors for six years when her husband, former President Bill Clinton, was governor of Arkansas.
Hillary Clinton had kind words for Wal-Mart as recently as 2004, when she told an audience at the convention of the National Retail Federation that her time on the board "was a great experience in every respect."
But in recent months, as the company has become a target for Democratic activists, she has largely steered clear of any mention of Wal-Mart. And late last year, Clinton's re-election campaign returned a $5,000 contribution from Wal-Mart, citing "serious differences with current company practices." (link)
You'd think she'd be more appreciative - and respectful.