Monday, February 27, 2006

Could someone return Andrew Young's soul please?

First, he's seen defending Bush when the latter left his bubble and received some criticism at the King funeral.

Now he's doing this:

Former United Nations ambassador and Atlanta mayor Andrew Young will be the public spokesman for a group organized with backing from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that defends the world's largest retailer against mounting attacks from its critics.

Working Families for Wal-Mart, a group of community leaders from across the country, was set to announce Monday that Young will be the chairman of its 16 member steering committee formed in December to counter charges from two union-backed groups that are pressuring Wal-Mart to improve wages and benefits.

Young said he will be a public face for the group, giving interviews and publishing opinion articles defending the company. "They are some of the best entry level jobs that are available to poor people. And they also make products available to the working poor," Young said in a phone interview from Atlanta.

I mean it's bad enough to see footballing lunkhead Lynn Swann Santorumized, but Andrew Young? Shit, you once stood for something. Admittedly, I never walked or did anyting with Martin Luther King, but can you possibly fathom him doing this? Fuck no, he'd be on the opposite side.


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