Will Wal-Mart Cause Woe for Hillary?


That's what this AP story (via the Wash Times) asks:

Mrs. Clinton served on Wal-Mart's board of directors for six years when her husband was governor of Arkansas. The Rose Law Firm, where she was a partner, handled many of the Arkansas-based company's legal affairs.

She 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."

In 1986, Clinton became the first woman appointed to the Arkansas titan's board of trustees. More recently, she has turned down campaign contributions and ragged on the company's health-insurance benefits. And garnered anger from left-leaning critics:

"There's no evidence she did anything to improve the status of women or make it a very different place in ways Mrs. Clinton's Democratic base would care about," said Liza Featherstone, author of "Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart."

More here.

Julian Sanchez stood up for low, low prices here.

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