Word of the boycott has subsided in recent months, and an investment fund controlled by billionaire George Soros purchased 543,900 shares of Target stock in August 2011.Now that Michelle Obama is slumming... for Soros...
◼ NBC's 'Today' Swoons Over Michelle Obama Shopping at Target - Newsbusters
A sound bite was featured of The Washington Post's Amy Argetsinger touting the "wow factor" of the First Lady going to the department store. Later, O'Donnell declared: "Doing ordinary things in tough economic times can be good for a public image." A sound bite followed from left-wing Huffington Post senior politics editor Howard Fineman: "It's great PR for them, because they can say, 'Look, on this trip and others, we know what's going on outside the gates of the White House.'"
...O'DONNELL: Another style icon, Kate Middleton, makes all the tabloids when she pushes her own grocery cart. Beyond a desire to break out of the bubble, doing ordinary things in tough economic times can be good for a public image.