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    Leftists attacking L.L. Bean because Board member donated to pro-Trump SuperPAC

    Leftists attacking L.L. Bean because Board member donated to pro-Trump SuperPAC

    But a BUYcott effort is launched as Trump jumps into the fray.


    The pattern of leftist thugs trying to take down a company or person over support for or even affiliation with a cause they don’t like is repeating itself, this time at L.L. Bean, the famed Maine-based company.

    Boston Magazine reports:

    Trump opponents are waging a campaign to boycott L.L. Bean after it came to light that a member of the family that runs the business, Linda Bean, donated a healthy sum of $60,000 to a Trump-supporting super PAC. A group called Grab Your Wallet, which maintains a list of companies to avoid due to ties to Trump, called for a boycott, and now leadership at the company is taking those threats seriously, urging people not to let politics influence their opinions of a 100-year-old brand.

    L.L. Bean board chairman Shawn Gorman sounded off about the proposed boycott on Facebook, saying he was “deeply troubled” by the implication that the outerwear brand has political leanings.

    “We fully acknowledge and respect that some may disagree with the political views of a single member of our 10-person board of directors,” he wrote. “Like most large families, the more than 50 family member-owners of the business hold views and embrace causes across the political spectrum, just as our employees and customers do. And as every member of the family would agree, no individual alone speaks on behalf of the business or represents the values of the company that L.L. built.”

    The story was featured on Fox and Friends this morning:

    Donald Trump has joined the battle:

    It will be interesting to see if this backfires on the boycotters, as it did with the young woman singing the national anthem at the Inauguration, Jackie Evancho’s Album Hits #1 After Announcing Performance at Trump’s Inauguration.


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    abenson229 | January 12, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    LL Bean is great stuff. I wear a lot of it while out hunting and shooting animals with guns. The anti-liberal triple threat.

    Henry Hawkins | January 12, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Folks who like LL Bean probably will (or already do) like The Duluth Trading Company:

    I make all my own clothes.

      JoAnne in reply to Henry Hawkins. | January 12, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      Little ticked at Duluth Trading Company. While I generally have liked the stuff I ordered, my favorite shirt began shedding the snaps on the neckline. I wrote to them and they said I could return it – but I’d have to pay the postage. What? Defective and I have to pay? Won’t be ordering from them again.

    Just placed an order for stuff I really didn’t need! While I was trying to make up my mind about a pair of pajamas, it was whisked from my cart – sold out as I shopped!

    tarheelkate | January 12, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    LL Bean doesn’t carry anything for tall women, so I can’t buy for myself, but their men’s clothes and their housewares are outstanding.

    I couldn’t possibly boycott every company with leftist leadership. I’ve ignored the outgoing Starbucks CEO and bought coffee. Just a few companies have so annoyed me that I’ve quit using them. Bill Penzey of Penzey’s Spices was so awful recently that he drove me to order from The Spice House; and being here in NC, I am very unhappy with Target for its stand on HB2, and with the ACC/NCAA/NBA as well.

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