The great Conservative retail success story, Wal-Mart, shocked the free market shoppers, pundits and think tanks when they agreed to a major plank in health care reform. They decided to side with Barack Obama. Even worse, Wal-Mart teamed up with the SEIU, the country's largest union, agreeing to back a plan that requires companies to pay for employee health care or be fined.
Fox News went ballistic and their show hosts twisted into pretzels. Stuart Varney didn't know what to make of it, and the Cato institute representative appeared dumbfounded. One guest blamed Wal-Mart's surrender on the White House's "Chicago style" politics.