An editorial in today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch rightfully points out the intimidating and questionable nature of a letter from Emerson CEO David Farr to employees imploring them to donate to Todd Akin’s senate campaign.
However, the last three paragraphs of the PD's advice to Emerson employees may be the most damaging – to Todd Akin:
We think you should give your political donations to whichever candidates you choose, regardless of party, and that you shouldn't have to tell your boss who it is. That's just blatant intimidation.
But maybe you agree with Mr. Akin's recent comments that "at the heart of liberalism, really, is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God" and his characterization of President Barack Obama as "a flaming socialist."
If that's the kind of enlightened political discourse you find useful, by all means enjoy the reception and/or the intimate dinner. Just don't expect the conversation to be sparkling.