Skip to comments.Hailey businesses feeling Bergdahl backlash
Posted on 06/04/2014 2:26:03 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
Controversy over the prisoner exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and over allegations he abandoned his Afghanistan post has brought blowback on businesses in Hailey, Bergdahls hometown.
The Hailey Chamber of Commerce has received hundreds of phone calls from people angry that the community had planned a June 28 Bowe is Back celebration for a possible deserter, Chamber Membership Director Kristy Heitzman said. The Chamber wasnt organizing or sponsoring Bowe is Back but promoted the event on its Facebook page, she said.
Organizers cancelled the event midday Wednesday.
Some of the angry callers are veterans, Heitzman said. One angry caller said he was a trucker saying he would make sure to stop in Hailey to dump off his trash, she said.
They say were kind of a disgrace, or what a shame it is to have a celebration for a traitor, Heitzman said. They say they had planned on coming to the area to go fishing or camping, but now they wont be coming to Idaho.
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This after the "yeah, we're going to have an even bigger celebration just to piss you off" act, and it didn't work.
keep calling those transplanted california weirdos.
Hailey Chamber of Commerce
Is Idaho going to be known as the sharia state?
He should denounce his captors in the worst way and with harsh words and to thank his fellow solders for trying to rescue him and others who helped gain his release.
Anything short of this reaffirms and solidifies what everyone have been saying about him.
Then there should be a legal due process and if necessary, a court martial and time in prison.
I think Hailey is the lone hippie area in Idaho.
Maybe you're stupid as well as naïve, like your leaders in Washington.
This SOB continues to rip our nation apart at the seams.
I expect him to grow a beard and a ponytail like his dad.
I don’t care what he says.
I care about what he DID.
He’ll come out as gay and everything will be fine.
Target and General Mills will sponsor the parade.
He’ll jump Ellen’s couch and be on Dancing with the Stars.
There are a few: Hailey / Ketchum / Sun Valley is the first and worst; Moscow, where I work, and they're starting to infiltrate Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint because those are resort communities full of amenities for the well-heeled. Usually they don't last through the first winter.
We're discussing levying a bounty, if we could market liberal-hide belts and hat bands.
Bergdahl can’t do that, he knows the truth.
I have a feeling, that after meeting the President in the Rose Garden, Bowe-baby will head back to Dulles and board a plane for Turkey or Pakistan. We will never hear from him again until Al Qaida strikes the US with Bowe as one of the leaders...
Kudos for putting the blame squarely where it belongs.
Or,he will be given a new name and new I.D and go into hiding and be protected by the govern.forever and ever.
Obama: “I like Idaho traitors but not Idaho taters.
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