Friday, April 4, 2008

Philly phlop?

Even as Philadelphia pundits were starting to suggest Obama had a chance to win the Pennsylvania primary, Philly native Michelle Malkin says the Messiah has dissed the cheesesteak:
Obama out-dorked Kerry by completely passing up a cheesesteak at the Italian Market and instead sampling some fancy foreign ham.
Lest the Messiah's disciples accuse Malkin of distorting his deli record, here's the Philadelphia Daily News:
Sen. Barack Obama sampled $100 ham, but didn’t chow down on a cheesesteak during a visit to the Italian Market yesterday.
During a half-hour tour of the market, Obama sampled wares at Claudio Specialty Food and DiBruno Brothers -- where he noshed on a Spanish ham that retails for $99.99 a pound. . . .
In fact, neither Obama nor Sen. Hillary Clinton, his rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, has made the traditional stop at South Philly cheesesteak establishments Pat’s or Geno’s.
But Obama last night told a crowd of supporters gathered at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, “I’m going to get a cheesesteak the next time I come.”
The Messiah promises to return ... for a cheesesteak.

I know Hillary's short on cash, but you'd think she could at least afford a cheesesteak at this crucial juncture.


  1. Stopping at Pat's for a cheesesteak would have been cliche, predictableand boring! $100 ham? How could ANYONE pass up a taste of that?

    I just started reading after Jason Pye's blog linked to this one in regards to the Hannity/Barr interview. I'll certainly be back. Thanks for writing it!

  2. I'm taking the Fred Thompson position on this one. The Democratic nomination let alone the general election depends on what local food a candidate eats? Talk about symbolism over substance while living in serious times.