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Lamest news article of the day

This may be the dumbest and most useless article I read since the AP article on the contents of Karl Roves garage.

(Reuters) - President George W. Bush may have given presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain the royal treatment at the White House on Wednesday, but the two men did not exactly have a meal fit for a king. McCain, an Arizona senator, picked up the president's endorsement for his candidacy while dining on something simple: a hot dog.

"He said he was having a hot dog, so I had a hot dog," McCain, referring to Bush, told reporters on his campaign plane during a flight to Florida.

So does a hot dog taste any different when it's prepared in the White House?

"It tasted pretty much the same to me," McCain said.

No mention is made if the hot dogs were covered in mustard, relish, or ketchup or any combination of the three. How dare Reuters leave out that important information!


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Comments (17)

To paraphrase Bogie, "A hot... (Below threshold)

To paraphrase Bogie, "A hot dog at the White House is better than steak at the Ritz."

President of the U.S., lead... (Below threshold)
Matt:

President of the U.S., leader of the Free World, dining with the heir apparent and they have a thoroughly american meal, a Hot Dog. Guess they have the Oscar Meyer endorsement. One of the reasons I'm proud to be an American. No formality, no stuffiness, no pretension.

There are more important th... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

There are more important things to talk about.

Instead of the juicy, warm, pink, tubes of meat Mr. McCain is putting in his mouth, perhaps an analysis of Mr. Amadinajad's visit to Iraq and what that means for the U.S. would be in order.

Instead of the juicy, warm,... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica, Immigrant:

Instead of the juicy, warm, pink, tubes of meat Mr. McCain is putting in his mouth, perhaps an analysis of Mr. Amadinajad's visit to Iraq and what that means for the U.S. would be in order.
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It is another big reason why Obama should not be the president of the US. If you are worried about Amad 's visit to Iraq, you definitely want to vote against Obama.

The Prime Minister a... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:


The Prime Minister and the President of Iraq welcomed Mr. Amadinajad. He got the Red Carpet treatment by the democratically elected government of Iraq.

This is a direct result of our current foreign policy and our decision to invade and occupy Iraq -- it wouldn't have happened otherwise.

I hope Mr. McCain enjoyed his hot dog.


Adrian's attempt to hijack ... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

Adrian's attempt to hijack the thread to tell us all how much he admired Saddam Hussein's wars with Iran is almost amusing were it not the usual hypocrisy from him.

Hot dog: $5.50Micr... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Hot dog: $5.50

Microbrew: $7.50

Mustard and onions: Free

Taking your seat along the third base line at 1:05pm on Opening Day at SAFECO Field while being slightly buzzed because you were smart and stopped at the local bar outside of the ballpark and drank cheaper beer so you wouldn't have to continue to pay $7.50 for a beer inside the park: Priceless.

Liberals always, I mean alw... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Liberals always, I mean always, miss the point of the posts. And they vote? ww

Presumably, when having lun... (Below threshold)
Eirik:

Presumably, when having lunch at the White House as the presumptive nominee with the President, you can pretty much ask for anything that you want. Would anyone have bothered to even mention this if he'd had a turkey club? Or would it been seen as a slap to our friends in Ankara?

What are the politics of lunch?

Let our proxy meet with Ira... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica, Immigrant:

Let our proxy meet with Iran. We don't need to stoop down to their level as Obama foolishly wants to do. He wants to give Adm the red carpet himself. I am simply amused by all the liberals who want the US to talk to Iran and yet upset when Iraq talk to Iran.

More reason to vote against dems and liberals in general.

What are the politics of lu... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica, Immigrant:

What are the politics of lunch?
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Liberals claim to be for the common man, but show contempt when the leaders have a common man 's lunch. That 's how lame the liberal press has become.


but the two men did not exactly have a meal fit for a king.

Perhaps the MSM can use thi... (Below threshold)
Grace:

Perhaps the MSM can use this as a "positive story about Republicans" when questioned about their bias.

I absolutely need to know a... (Below threshold)
Weegie:

I absolutely need to know about what condiments McCain put on his hot dog!! I will NOT vote for anybody who puts ketchup on a hot dog!! That's just WRONG!

Like "Dirty" Harry Callahan said:
"Nah, this stuff isn't getting to me -- the shootings, the knifings, the beatings... old ladies being bashed in the head for their social security checks[.] [...] Nah, that doesn't bother me. But you know what does bother me? You know what makes me really sick to my stomach? It's watching you stuff your face with those hot dogs. Nobody... I mean nobody puts ketchup on a hot dog."

Except for me.... (Below threshold)
epador:

Except for me.

In other news: Bill Clinton... (Below threshold)

In other news: Bill Clinton, after reading the AP article, claimed, "I was serving hot dogs in the White House long before Bush came along!"

Actually, food can be very ... (Below threshold)
pennywit:

Actually, food can be very important politically. Remember when John Kerry asked for Swiss cheese on his Philly cheesesteak?
And McCain's choice of condiments could indicate which state he's trying to court for electoral votes. Wikipedia explains.
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In all seriousness, it's wo... (Below threshold)

In all seriousness, it's worth remembering that Reuters serves an international audience, which naturally has a certain curiosity about what the American president eats when his likely successor comes calling.


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