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February 2, 2009

The Boss at a Loss

Posted by Dave Blount at February 2, 2009 10:41 AM

If anything could be worse than watching my Cards lose the Super Bowl because one lousy play at the end of the first half went awry, it was having to run from the room in disgust when the musically vapid but politically obnoxious Bruce Springsteen came on for the halftime show — creating a stark contrast to the presence of the heroic David Petraeus, who performed the coin toss.

I didn't catch whether Springsteen took the opportunity to apologize for oppressing the working masses he pretends to represent by signing an exclusive deal with Wal-Mart to sell a greatest hits CD. Here's how "The Boss" explained his crime against the proletariat to the NY Times:

Springsteen told the Times that his team didn't vet the issue as closely as he should have, and that he "dropped the ball on it."
Springsteen went on to say: "It was a mistake. Our batting average is usually very good, but we missed that one. Fans will call you on that stuff, as it should be."

Leftists loathe Wal-Mart for providing people of limited means the products they need at prices they can afford, which requires resisting the unionization that inevitably drives costs through the ceiling.

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Opposes capitalist Wal-Mart — unless there's money to be made.

On tips from Wiggins, Viking04, and Joe from the Great Democratic Paradise of Michigan.