Coors vs. Coors
The Coors Brewing Company distanced itself last week from the political views expressed by US Senate candidate and former company chairman Pete Coors (R-CO). The company issued a formal — and very “politically correct” — written statement expressing sharp disagreement with candidate Coors’ recent endorsement of the proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. “We do not support discrimination against the gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender community, via legislation or otherwise,” said Coors Brewing CEO Leo Kiely. While candidate Coors no longer serves as the company chairman, he and his family still own controlling interest in the company. Pete Coors is locked in a competitive GOP primary against former Congressman Bob Schaffer, who espouses nearly identical conservative views. Schaffer frequently implies that Coors only talks conservative, while his record in business shows he steered a less-than-conservative course for his company in recent years.
Apparently, gay people drink watered-down beer, too. Who knew?