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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-25-08 02:37 PM
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Budweiser deal puts pressure on McCain campaign
Source: The Hill

A Belgian brewerys recent attempt to buy out iconic American firm Anheuser-Busch is putting Cindy McCain in a politically difficult position.

Mrs. McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), is chairwoman of a lucrative Anheuser-Busch distributorship in Arizona and is starting to attract political pressure on the possible deal.

Since Belgian beer company InBev made an offer of $65 per share to St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch on June 11, a number of Missouri politicians have publicly opposed the deal, expressing their wish for Anheuser-Busch to remain an American company. Some have referenced Mrs. McCains stake in the company.

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) told The Hill that he would encourage Mrs. McCain to keep in mind the companys Missouri roots if he crosses paths with her on the campaign trail. Its something she should give careful consideration to, he said.

Read more: http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/budweiser-deal-puts...
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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-25-08 03:09 PM
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1. Mmmm hmm because Pukes are naturally against outsourcing n/t
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-25-08 03:10 PM
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2. She shouldn't lose a fucking dime on whoever buys Budweiser.....
....Most investors in Bud will end up making out on this deal anyway. Cindy will still be distributing no matter who buys Bud.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-25-08 03:18 PM
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3. If you love beer, the deal should go through
keeping AB an "american company" has resulted in the crappiest beer on the planet.

OK, Coors is worse.
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Wizard777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-25-08 03:31 PM
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4. Inbev should tell the employees. Once we own the company everyone gets raises.
Except Cindy Mc Cain. She's fired! We would rather have an employee owned distributorship in that area. If it works out well. We'll expand that to other areas. I think that would bring down resistance to the deal.
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-25-08 03:39 PM
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5. I'll drink to that!
Guinness all around. :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast:
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 02:16 PM
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6. These firms are multinational by design.
Domesticity is so 1800's.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-27-08 04:58 PM
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7. who should the beer maiven do?
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