Mr. Forbes insinuates that I am left wing and maybe even a communist, but what he fails to point out is that I have previously advocated encouraging Costco to build in Pullman. This would make a lot more retail sense to me than Wal-Mart. That being said, many people in the community actually stand to the left of me on this issue, opposing any further big box development at all. This illustrates the fact that actually I am in the mainstream not on the radical left, as Mr. Forbes’ so desperately wishes to paint me.- PARDner Chris Lupke in a comment posted on the Moscow-Pullman Daily News website, 11/29/07
Wrong Chris. Preferring the upper income, blue-state Costco to the lower income, red-state Wal-Mart doesn't make you mainstream, a radical leftist, a communist, or a "hero." It just makes you a garden variety snob and a hypocrite.
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