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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:17 PM

Swoosh! AZ Gov Walks Back Threat To Pull Nike Plant Over Betsy Ross Shoe Recall

Source: Talking Points Memo



By Summer Concepcion
July 12, 2019 2:09 pm

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) appears to be walking back his Twitter tirade last week against Nike for recalling its Betsy Ross flag-themed shoes.

Ducey tweeted Thursday about the "good news" of welcoming the brand to build its manufacturing plant outside of Phoenix. Ducey had tweeted last week that he was ordering the state's commerce authority to "withdraw all financial incentive dollars" for Nike to build the new plant.




The tweet came after Nike said in a Thursday press release that hiring "will begin immediately" at its new Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation facility in Goodyear, Arizona.

Just three days after his anti-Nike Twitter thread, Ducey was spotted sporting the brand's shoes at a Fourth of July barbecue.

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Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/ducey-nike-manufacturing-plant-walk-back

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Reply Swoosh! AZ Gov Walks Back Threat To Pull Nike Plant Over Betsy Ross Shoe Recall (Original post)
DonViejo Friday OP
underpants Friday #1
Kali Friday #3
Cirque du So-What Friday #4
Leghorn21 Friday #2
Kali Friday #5
comradebillyboy Friday #6
marble falls Friday #8
matt819 Friday #7
GulfCoast66 Saturday #9
MichMan Saturday #10
Hotler Saturday #11

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:19 PM

1. Pronounced "Douchey"?

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:26 PM

3. yes

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:27 PM

4. I'm going with...

doosh-AY. Sounds real classy, yunno.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:20 PM

2. A commenter says

Congrats on your first pair of Nike flip flops!




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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:27 PM

5. LOL

good one!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:27 PM

6. So Doug isn't quite as stupid as he looks.

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:52 PM

8. Don't underestimate the dull that is Ducey.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:04 PM

7. Let's take a look at the governor's bank account

Some people might be saying. . .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 12:05 AM

9. Looks like he read the Tea leaves after the dishes were cleaned up!

Guess his first position did not go down that well with his constituents.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 07:42 AM

10. Are people supporting a billion dollar Nike getting huge tax breaks for locating in Arizona?

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Response to MichMan (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 06:18 PM

11. Where I am the city council calls hand outs to businesses ...

"Economic Development".

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