Apparently, Nordstroms strongly supports gay-bashing John Birchers who shoot retarded people in the back. At least that’s what I conclude from the fact that John N. Nordstrom, the department store heir, director, and former co-chairman, has given yet another $25,000 to Dennis Falk and his Initiative 920 campaign to repeal the estate tax.
Joining Nordstrom ($50,000) in selfishly bankrolling the political career of a hateful, right-wing nutcase, are Careage Development founder Gene Lynn ($20,000), Seattle developer Martin Selig ($17,500), Alaska National Insurance Chairman George Suddock ($16,000), and the Vander Pol family, owners of Oak Harbor Freight Lines ($12,000).
Over 82 percent of I-920’s funds come from principals at these five companies… companies I personally would avoid patronizing.
And what are these rich folk getting in return for their money?
After paying himself, Falk has foolishly frittered away the bulk of the $140,000 raised thus far, by paying to insert petitions into various local newspapers and business journals… a signature gathering strategy that most experts will agree has virtually no chance of succeeding.
Sure, I-920 could easily qualify for the ballot with a paid canvassing campaign ($400,000 minimum investment), but the committee does not report a single dime expended on signature gathering thus far. Nor does it have anything resembling an organized volunteer campaign. So Falk is not only a gay-bashing, murdering Bircher… he’s also a goddamn amateur.
If the Nordstroms have this kind of money to throw away bankrolling a violent, right-wing extremist like Falk and his futile, incompetently run signature drive… it doesn’t say much for how responsibly their heirs will spend their money, should they inherit it 100% tax free.