This week, my colleague Kevin Williamson wrote about the celebrity hypocrisy of protesting Walmart. The gist: The rich celebs boycotting the store are “too enlightened to let their poor neighbors pay low prices.”
But the real question remains: What are these “poor neighbors” buying at Walmart, anyway? Is it good for them? Is it good for America? National Review conducted an on-the-ground investigation of what products the retail giant is selling. The results were inspiring.
1. This bocce-ball-sized Lindor Chocolate
2. A beef-jerky gun
3. Si Robertson prescription glasses
4. This pocket watch that says it’s time for Freedom
5. A ‘Darth Vader taking a selfie with an iPhone 4′ t-shirt
6. Bacon and Mac’n Cheese Duck Tape
7. A Bat Hook to hang your Bat Cape on
8. An officially branded Marines “Battle Kit”
9. This dinner cutlery
10. The Key to Freedom
11. This inclusive gingerbread house
12. A 2-lb. barrel of cheese balls
13. All of these items being marketed together:
14. Tim McGraw cologne
15. Ten pounds of pork chitterlings
16. A 20-foot “Space Sleigh”
17. A true capitalist miracle:
Just a reminder: Walmart thinks Chuck Norris with a massive gun is a sure way to bring Christmas joy:
In conclusion: Who could ever boycott Walmart?
— Benny Johnson is digital director of National Review.