Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Overstock.com Staves Off Bankruptcy With 'Hillary Clinton Nutcracker'



The corporate crime petri dish Overstock.com has done many strange things in its desperate struggle to stave off bankruptcy: engaged in pretexting against critics and the media, cooked its books, and sold a video game glorifiying rape.

Today, Washington's City Paper notes that these tasteless creeps have hit a new low: selling a "Hillary Clinton nutcracker" in a set with a "Bill Clinton corkscrew." Get it? A steal at (here's the real joke) thirty-seven bucks!

I guess you can't expect much from a company whose CEO, Patrick "Wacky Patty" Byrne, once suggested to Bethany McLean of Enron fame that she used to give "blow jobs to Goldman Sachs traders."

Misogyny, criminality--hey, this company may sell overpriced crud that you couldn't give away for three bucks at a yard sale, but as a story it is the gift that keeps on giving.

© 2010 Gary Weiss. All rights reserved.

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