Frederick W. Smith has been awarded the 2010 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Weasel Award for being a champion of the Free Market while simultaneously killing-off the union movement at FedEx. In addition to funneling millions to Right Wing candidates, Smith has very successfully emulated WalMart founder Sam Walton by spreading his "Low Wages-All The Time" philosophy throughout his company. Remarkably, Smith has managed to convert FedEx Express into a virtual clone of WalMart, and a merger between the 2 companies is rumored to be in the initial negotiation stages. Smith deserves special recognition for his Brownbailout.com campaign, which successfully painted United Parcel Service as the potential recipient of special legislation which would actually allow UPS to compete fairly with FedEx. The Chamber wishes to recognize Mr Smith for living-up to our concept of the Free Market, which is that he who pays the most to politicians should enjoy special advantages in return for that money. Smith's Railway Labor Act classification is a coup of the highest order, and proof-positive that Republican values and the Free Market work best for those who are most generous with political contributions. Smith has virtually assured the elimination of the union threat at FedEx and can now pay his employees WalMart-level wages forever. The Chamber approves of this high level of achievement and scheming, and is now considering Mr Smith for the prestigious "Karl Rove Scheming SOB" award. which rewards lies, political maneuvering, and the movement of large amounts of cash from "unknown" foreign sources. Finally, Mr. Smith deserves this award for his "FedEx Cares" campaign and for the "FedEx Is Green" scam. As far as the Chamber is concerned, this may be Smith's greatest achievement yet. While squashing his employees like a bug with all of his dirty political money, Smith directed FedEx to participate in numerous heavily publicized charitable or relief efforts in order to deflect attention from his union-busting efforts and political tricks. As if that were not enough, Smith also garnered several environmental awards despite being one of the biggest polluters on the planet. By skillfully purchasing a few pieces of green technology and then publicizing these efforts with a massive PR campaign, Smith actually conned enough stupid people into believing that FedEx was environmentally responsible that they actually bought it. What a con!!! Bravo! Fred, you are a Free Market weasel of the highest order, and all of us at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce would once again like to congratulate you for pretending to uphold Free Market principles while simultaneously doing everything in your power to create a FedEx-controlled marketplace. You exemplify duplicity and dishonesty in everything you do and say. You are a great American.