Sally Jewell was born in the UK and is the CEO of REI, best known as the hipster sporting goods chain, which is responsible for the popularity of those Vibram toe shoes. REI is officially a cooperative, but its executives are very well compensated, with Jewell earning over a million a year.
Jewell was a Washington Mutual banker, an oil executive and then began running one of the more ecologically fanatical companies around. Sally Jewell has expressed her support for Cap and Trade, but it’s her political activity on behalf of Barack Obama that got her a seat at the table.
Sally Jewell is not only a reliable Democratic Party donor, giving cash to Obama during his primary, and donating to Patty Murray and other local Dem hacks, but also became a shill for ObamaCare providing a corporate face for the destructive and illegal enforced mandate and the other provisions of the law.
The trendy Pacific Northwest outdoor equipment retailer’s progressive CEO and Democratic campaign donor, Sally Jewell, appeared with President Obama in 2009 to tout White House health care reform initiatives. Two years later, REI snagged a waiver to protect the health benefits of a whopping 1,180 workers from the very tentacles of the big government bureaucrats Jewell embraced at Obama’s roundtable.
Now Sally Jewell has reaped the fruits of her leftist activities by being nominated as Secretary of the Interior. Sally replaces the loathsome Ken Salazar and yet promises to be an even more fanatical eco-fascist than him.
Jewell is the cliched leftist. The one you see on campuses and shopping at Whole Foods.
The initiative was launched after 9/11. As we looked at the attacks on the United States, we thought, “Why does the world hate us?” We saw an opportunity to bring a business voice to the issues of global poverty, the idea that you are never going to solve global poverty if you don’t create economic opportunity in those communities.
Sally Jewell never considers why Americans hate the left. She only wonders why Muslims hate America.