More than 10,000 folks signed PARD's petition against Wal-Mart, including more than 6,000 Pullman residents and 4,000 others who shop here. That is six times more people than the total of all voters in most Pullman city elections.- TV Reed, Letter to the Editor, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, July 28, 2007
[PARD] claims to represent about 10,000 Pullman residents who oppose the 2004 decision and subsequent rulings allowing the store to locate at its proposed location."PARD mulls appeal to higher court," Moscow-Pullman Daily News, June 6, 2008
[TV] Reed said there is not a formal roster of residents who support PARD, but that "hundreds of folks" have attended meetings since the group's conception in 2004.
Let's try 5,400, and even that number is highly, highly dubious. And the petition signers only promised not to shop or work at a Pullman Wal-Mart Supercenter, not support PARD on costly and pointless appeal after appeal after appeal.
But in any case, let's put Reed's overweening boast in perspective:
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