Memo to multi-millionaire and former evil corporate executive Ned Lamont (who is the darling child of the progressive nutroots because he always has the interests of the "common man" at heart):
TALK UP STOCKS YOU OWN AND TALK DOWN STOCKS THAT YOU'RE SHORTING!!!
I mean, come on... if you own stock in Wal-Mart, you're supposed to talk about how great a company they are, bringin inexpensive luxury items to the masses.
Doing the opposite is just stupid:
Lieberman rival owns stock in Wal-Mart
By Charles Hurt
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Published August 4, 2006
Connecticut millionaire businessman Ned Lamont, who sharply criticized the employment practices of Wal-Mart this week in his campaign to unseat Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Democrat primary, owns stock in the company, Senate records reveal.
"This is about waking up Wal-Mart, and this is also about waking up corporate America," Mr. Lamont said Wednesday at a Bridgeport rally against the retail giant, hosted by many of the same liberal bloggers who have boosted the former cable executive far ahead of Mr. Lieberman in the polls.
But Mr. Lamont and his family are part owners of the company, according to financial disclosure records he filed earlier this year with the secretary of the Senate. Mr. Lamont, his wife and a dependent child own as much as $31,000 in Wal-Mart stock.
Mr. Lamont and his wife jointly own two accounts containing as much as $16,000 in Wal-Mart stock. Their Wal-Mart holdings spin off as much as $3,500 in annual dividends. In addition, a trust fund he set up for one of his children contains as much as $15,000 in Wal-Mart stock and spins off as much as $1,000 in dividends.
In his remarks at the anti-Wal-Mart rally this week, Mr. Lamont never mentioned his shareholder status in the company. He did, however, criticize Mr. Lieberman for not doing more during this three terms in the Senate to help the workers he says are so mistreated by Wal-Mart.
"We believe that universal health care is a basic right for each and every American," Mr. Lamont said. "It won't take me 18 years to go down to Washington, D.C., and get that done."
Mr. Lieberman attended the same event and took similar whacks at Wal-Mart. But Lamont supporters mercilessly flogged Mr. Lieberman as a hypocrite because he had once received -- but later returned -- a $1,000 contribution from Wal-Mart's political action committee.
Unless of course, you're parroting some stupid line so the nutroots continue to cut checks to with every click of their mouse.
But hey, I'm sure the Kossacks won't mind a little ownership in the most evil corporation to ever be unleased on the common man.
ARC: St Wendeler