Monday, January 19, 2009

Inaugural Day Doughnuts from Krispy Kreme!

We're not endorsing any particular doughnut chain around here, but we're thrilled to see Krispy Kreme's offer of a free doughnut of your choice to all customers on Inauguration Day, tomorrow.
Now, you wouldn't think a nice little stunt like this would become a political hot potato, but somehow to certain anti-abortion factions, Krispy Kreme's P.R. release wording "Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. is honoring American's sense of pride and freedom of choice on Inauguration Day" refers not to the choosing of a President but to the abortion issue. Silly, right?

Well, Krispy Kreme had amend their press release and explain their offer thusly: "Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ Inauguration Day promotion on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, is offering one, free doughnut of a customer’s choice at participating Krispy Kreme locations nationwide. No purchase is necessary. The promotion allows customers to commemorate Inauguration Day by selecting one free doughnut of any variety at local participating stores. On Election Day, November 4, 2008, Krispy Kreme ran a promotion that provided customers with one free star-shaped doughnut at stores nationwide. The Inauguration Day promotion is not about any social or political issue." Here's a link to a good article on the situation from AlterNet.

It's beyond ridiculous, the whole doughnut controversy, but anti-choice orgs are taking any opportunity these days to mobilize their supporters to protest what will no doubt be a more rational approach to the abortion issue in the Obama White House. Lest you think this issue was settled a long time ago,'s obviously not.

Anyway, congrats to Krispy Kreme for getting into the spirit of the most marvelous Inauguration Day in a long time! Go Doughnuts!!

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