No one is seriously objecting to the seeming invasion of the building snatchers, except Pamela at Atlas Shrugs. To most Americans, those are just structures, national monuments maybe, but just buildings. Who cares who owns them? No big deal.
Just don't try to buy our beer, though. The breweries specifically. Anheuser-Busch may be purchased by Belgian-Brazilian InBev. Since the 1850s under the care of the Busch family, the brewery was never seriously up for sale. But now it is and Missouri Governor Matt Blunt and the citizenry are deeply concerned. SaveBudweiser.com has collected over 34,000 signatures on an online petition as of June 11 and SaveAB.com has collected 12,000 more.
"No doubt there will be backlash to InBev's offer, especially in a campaign year when there has been considerable rhetoric regarding the protection and preservation of American jobs," said Jeffrey Ham, an analyst at Briefing.com.Who says Americans don't know what's important in the world?
"Taking an iconic American brand like Anheuser-Busch overseas will stir the voices of both politicians and brand loyalists, all resisting the acquisition."
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.