Sunday, November 28, 2004

Whom Do We Boycott First?

Won't vouch for the accuracy of what follows (but should be easy enough to verify). It comes to us reportedly from the Wes Clark blog (thanks, Alice!):


Price Club/Costco donated $225K, of which 99% went to Democrats;

Wal-Mart, $467K, 97% to Republicans;

K-Mart, $524K, 86% to Republicans;

Home Depot, $298K, 89% to Republicans;

Target, $226K, 70% to Republicans;

Circuit City Stores, $261K, 95% to Republicans;

Rite Aid, $517K, 60% to Democrats;

Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr. Clean), $22K, 100% to Democrats;

3M Co., $281K, 87% to Republicans;

Hallmark Cards, $319K, 92% to Republicans;

Amway, $391K, 100% Republican;

Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures), $283K, 100% Republicans;

Warnaco (undergarments), $55K, 73% to Democrats;

B.F. Goodrich (tires), $215K, 97% to Republicans;

Proctor & Gamble, $243K, 79% to Republicans;

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, $153K, 99% to Democrats;

Estee Lauder, $448K, 95% to Democrats;

Guess Inc., $145K, 98% to Democrats;

Calvin Klein, $78K, 100% to Democrats;

Liz Claiborne, Inc., $34K, 97% to Democrats;

Levi Straus, $26K, 97% to Democrats;

Olan Mills, $175K, 99% to Democrats.


Coors, $174K, 92% to Republicans (also Budweiser -- sd);

Gallo Winery, $337K, 95% to Democrats;

Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel wines -- as well as Lennox China, Dansk, Gorham Silver), $644, 80% to Republicans;

Southern Wine & Spirits, $213K, 73% to Democrats;

Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (includes beverage business, plus considerable media interests), $2M+, 67% Democrats.


Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (chicken), $366K, 100% Republican;

Outback Steakhouse, $641K, 95% Republican;

Sonic Corporation, $83K, 98% Democrat;

Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell), $133K, 87% Republican;

Brinker International (Maggiano's, Brinker Cafe, Chili's, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel's, Corner Baker, EatZis), $242K, 83% Republican;

Triarc Companies (Arby's, T.J. Cinnamon's, Pasta Connections), $112K, 96% Democrats;

Waffle House, $279K, 100% Republican;

McDonald's Corp., $197K, 86% Republican;

Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze), $121K, 89% Republican;

Hyatt Corporation, $187K, 80% to Democrats;

Mariott International, $323K, 81% to Republicans;

Holiday Inns, $38K, 71% to Republicans.

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