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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:47 AM
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Silverware banned at Bush fundraiser to prevent clinking while he spoke
It was a mouthwatering menu. Not that you'd expect less for $2,000 a plate.

Seered beef tenderloins with golden tomatoes on an herb-encrusted baguette. Grilled garlic chicken with smoked gouda on a honey wheat wrap. Fruits and gourmet olives and crudite. A gourmet luncheon with only one thing missing: something to eat it with.

The explanation was at the bottom of the menus distributed at President Bush's $1.5 million Charlotte fund-raiser Monday.

"At the request of the White House, silverware will not accompany the table settings," it said in discreetly fine print.

No silver. No plastic.

The lack of utensils might have been why many plates went virtually untouched.

The reason: So the tinkle of silver wouldn't disrupt the president's speech.

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/news/politics/83...
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:49 AM
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1. He was afraid somebody might throw the utensils in his direction.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:55 AM
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5. I'll bet you're right.
It just may be things are getting that tense around him. Interesting.

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kera Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:56 AM
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6. no no
it is typical and hypocritical, the missing items prevent the audience from eating and thus listening to $

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banana republican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:10 AM
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12. Who cares about utensils I vote for ROTTEN TOMATOES
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chelaque liberal Donating Member (981 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:45 AM
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28. These are his worshipers. They just spent $2,000 to be in His presence.
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 07:47 AM by chelaque liberal
I'm sure they felt it was an honor to fast for his Holiness.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:50 AM
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2. Classy
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:53 AM
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3. $2000 a plate for food you can't eat
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 12:54 AM by Sandpiper
nice
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DustMolecule Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:55 AM
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4. So, what are they supposed to do?.....
....suck it off their plate? :shrug: Nice!!!
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:00 AM
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7. I'd love to see the elite do that
:D
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:01 AM
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8. Is this a joke?
Is it possible the yawning boy was not a rare anomaly? Has George noticed that even his donors don't want to hear him anymore?

No, can't be. Was the date April 1?
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jackstraw45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:02 AM
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9. HILARIOUS
Best $2000 those Repugs could spend....
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DulceDecorum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:03 AM
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10. First turkee, now photofood.
Let them eat pretzels.
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:04 AM
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11. Here's another funny story I came upon
BACK AT BUSCH: A somewhat hostile crowd complained mightily about the problems the presidential motorcade caused with regular fans trying to get into the park. A Cards employee tipped moi that the team was so concerned about Bush being booed that they piped in fake applause when he strode out to the mound. Lamping flatly denied it. ...

link
Courtesy of Atrios
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:42 AM
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16. a caller on AA to Ed today from St Louis says the crowd did BOO
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Gore1FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:42 AM
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17. Lamping flatly denied it.....
Gee -- A Cardinal GM denying something....

He must be taking Dal Maxville lessons... Or Joe McDonald lessons...

The last trustworthy GM we had was Whitey Herzog, and he hired himself as manager and then fired himself as GM....
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:18 AM
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13. Requires registration...
I registered with bush@sucks.com and password is bushsucks

All welcome to use it.
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SideshowScott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:37 AM
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14. Typical Republicans: Waste food while Americans starve.
ALl that good food wasted just casue the Boy king wants people to listen to him. The good food is just decoration..Why didnt they hand out silverware AFTER he spoke..or not served it till after he talked..Prolly they did not want anyone to get sick ..ha ha
Im a Chef and I would be BEYOND pissed if i had worked my ass off to cook all that food just to see it thrown away.. Kitchen work is not easy.
But thats Republicans for you waste waste waste then bitch about poor mothers who get welfare checks to feed children
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:41 AM
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15. How many more emblematic incidents do we need?
It's getting tedious. The Chimp reveals himself over and over again to be a thin-skinned, belligerent, psychopathic freak, and each time we all go OOOHHH and move on.

This guy is NUTS. And he has the nuclear football.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:17 AM
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18. What a bratty little emperor
if he had something to say people would listen
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:09 AM
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19. He must have a short attention span. ADD, perhaps?
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Plaid Adder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:19 AM
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20. I can't believe it's not the Onion.
That is the DUMBEST thing I have ever heard!! Has he LOST HIS MIND?

Wait...forget I asked.

Honey, people eat while you talk, it is the way of the banquet. GET OVER IT!

He must be *real* close to unglued if he's pulling shit like this. That's pathetic.

C ya,

The Plaid Adder
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:20 AM
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21. Iraq is blowing up in the faces of our troops and * is AWOL again.
What is it with this a**hole? Doesn't he know there's a crisis going on? It's time to come off the campaign trail get back to presidentin.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:24 AM
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22. Bush's feet can't touch the soil, either...
A few weeks back, he was attending some sort of ceremony before a fundraiser and the staff there was instructed that *'s feet were not allowed to touch the soil. I wish I could find the link, but I think Breslin wrote about it?
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chelaque liberal Donating Member (981 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:42 AM
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27. "Sir" "Who do you think you are talking to?" "Sorry. Mr President."
Read it last week. Not sure where to look for a link.


It still kills me that so many people like him because he is a "regular guy."
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:58 AM
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30. Link on Bush's feet not touching the ground...
Here is the link of Breslin's story... What is next - Bush trying to walk on water?

http://www.newsday.com/news/columnists/ny-nybres1137033...
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Florida_Geek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:59 AM
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31. It was for a ground breaking on Long Island for a 9-11 thingy
Ground Breaking... dirt.... feet do not touch the ground...
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MetaTrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:25 AM
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23. White House paranoia is reaching epic proportions
Stick a fork in Bush, he's done.
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:51 AM
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29. No paranoia on boosh's* part. I really DO hate his guts.
And maybe the lack of silverware was precisely so no one COULD "stick a fork in Bush." Literally.
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Warren Stuart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:25 AM
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24. Let them eat....
At least the poor were allowed to eat cake.

This defies anything the Democrats could have dreamed up. It is something that should be shouted from the mountaintops.

The Bush Diet. Two thousand dollars and no calories!
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:30 AM
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25. Two words: Viking Style! n/t
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:40 AM
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26. Typical cheapshit boosh* trick...
You see, they just repackage all the uneaten food and serve it at the NEXT Cult of Boosh (tm) meeting. Once the beef tenderloins start looking a little green (usually after the fourth or fifth fundraiser), they'll cook up a new batch in the BooshTown (tm) corporate kitchens (div. Halliburton). Very cost-effective, y'know, as befitting a CEO of his caliber.
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Florida_Geek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:05 AM
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32. LOL the Press got silverware...
Behind a rope on the side of the ballroom next to many paying guests, reporters scarfed down their own buffet. It came with silverware
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SpaceCatMeetsMars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:17 AM
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33. To me, it sounds like they had to change the menu
to sandwiches because the big baby didn't want them to have silverware. So they probably did not eat it because the baguettes and wraps were soggy, because it is hard to feed a large group sandwiches and keep them fresh since they have to be made ahead of time.

Usually at events where there is a speaker, they give people time to eat first, then the person speaks. Wonder why they don't do that? Of course, his supporters probably love being treated like dirt.
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