Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Memo to Joel Mills

Joel Mills, of the Lewiston Tribune, should check with his sister paper on the Palouse before writing any more misguided blurbs like this:
"...none of the [Ward 3 city council] candidates opposed or supported the Wal-Mart outright."
In today's edition of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Michelle Dupler wrote the following about Judy Krueger's campaign:
She [Krueger] continues to feel strongly that Wal-Mart is an important issue for voters. Pioneer Hill resident Jeff Bohlscheid agreed, saying his vote for Krueger was strongly influenced by her opposition to the proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter.

"I'm not really happy with that being in town," Bohlscheid said. "I'm tired of junk. Just low quality, poor quality items. Wal-Mart is just promoting cheap, poor-quality stuff that breaks."
Ah, another well-articulated argument against Wal-Mart. Opponents are always visceral, elitist, and completely misinformed. Perhaps Mr. Bohlscheid only shops at Macy's and Nordstrom, but Wal-Mart offers thousands of name brand items, and yes at cheap prices. That has been their recipe for unprecedented success.

Joel Mills had better leave the Pullman political reporting to those who know it best and learn not to take candidate's statements at face value.


Ray Lindquist said...

We no longer get the liberal dribble out of Moscow or Lewiston. I found that my blood pressure faired a lot better without it in the house. Isn’t it ironic how they want both ways? Their favorite son oops daughter to put the best spin on for her they have to lie yet again.

Tom Forbes said...

Ray, I know what you mean. Every day I alternately anticipate and dread reading the local coverage and the letters to the editor. More often than not, the ol' blood pressure gets elevated.

April E. Coggins said...

I read every local newspaper daily. I scan the Internet daily, to see if anyone is talking Pullman and what they are saying. I love Pullman and I hate the people who hurt my town. The Huskies are bad enough, now we get PARD. Oh joy! Pullman can't grow because of a few temporary state employees with a personal agenda. PARD has no actual vision for Pullman. They just want to stop Wal-Mart because stopping Wal-Mart is popular among their political group. It doesn't matter to PARD if Wal-Mart is needed in Pullman. They are against Wal-Mart no matter the cost to Pullman.