Dollars and Jens
Friday, December 09, 2005
The Best Defense
Wal-Mart has, apparently, been the target of recent union-funded attack ads under the campaign banner "Where Would Jesus Shop?" and the recipient of an open letter from some associated clergy.
They issued a press release today, which starts:
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. today released the following statements concerning the United Food and Commercial Workers' decision to waste its members' dues on an attack campaign against the store while thousands of union jobs disappear and its offensive, misguided attempts to veil its attacks with religious overtones.
I applaud the lack of subtlety (and particularly the word "offensive", which was the first to enter my mind). Most of the press release, though, is a responding "open letter", and is appropriately measured in tone.