Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) returned a campaign contribution from Wal-Mart while gladly pocketing cash from Paul Newman, Reese Witherspoon and other Hollywood liberals. She even took a wad of dough from Jerry Springer, who made his fortune proving that nothing is too vile to broadcast. Clinton served on Wal-Mart’s board from 1986 until 1992, and in that time the company was hardly any more “worker-friendly” — to borrow a liberal term — than it is today. It’s just a bigger company now, with the same policies she oversaw. When asked if she ever fought for “progressive” policies when she was a director of the company, she replied, “Well, you know, I, that was a long time ago, I have to remember…. ”
Remember indeed. We just bought from Amazon a copy of Sam Walton: Bargain Billionaire, a 1987 A&E documentary featuring Sam Walton and Hillary Clinton. We will report back Hillary’s gushing over the wonderfulness of Sam. It should be quite something since Walton and Clinton are the only credited cast members of the documentary. We’d guess that she has had to forget quite a lot of the praise she had for Sam and Wal-Mart back then.