- There was a plethora of Tea Party Tea Shirts, as seen here by Twitter’s @SMendi
and her husband, Dave (Semper Fi there, Dave!) Your Alamo City Pundit counted 22 Tea Partiers in just under two hours, although many people coming to or from work were there without Tea Party Garb. Alamo City Pundit’s best guess: minimum of 100 people turned out — minimum.
- The amount of people shopping at the San Antonio Whole Foods seemed to be undiminished by the alleged Boycott; in fact, the lines were five to eight people deep when your Alamo City Pundit checked out around 8pm — 8:00 pm now!!!
- The threat of SEIU and AFSCME to send buses of counter protesters never materialized, much to our relief. (ACP had been tipped to possible 1 or 2 buses of protesters coming from Austin to demonstrate in front of the Store. Apparently the San Antonio PD presence out front was an effective deterrent . Either that, or the Unions were unable to get people to make the trip.
The kicker is that Fox’s Greta Van Sustern reported on her show “On The Record” tonight that Whole Foods stock price has been unchanged since the publication of the Wall-Street Journal Op-Ed on August 11th; and the Op-Ed has actually marginally increased sales overall.
So the Boycott is a big fat fizzle. And the “Buy-Cott” is a big Honkin’ Success.
I love it when a plan comes together. I’ll update this post when I talk to the Whole Foods Manager in the morning. (His Assistant Manager “Jim” was busy running to and fro talking to new customers I didn’t have the heart to bother him.)