Skip to comments.Was the Real Choice Wendy's or Fine Dine
Posted on 08/01/2004 4:54:01 AM PDT by Peach
Weekend, July 31 - August 1, 2004
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Was the real lunch choice Wendys or fine dine
What was being served inside the bus? While Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry and his running mate, John Edwards, and their families were having a lite lunch at Wendys in the Town of Newburgh Friday, drumming up local support right after the national convention in Boston, their real lunches were waiting on their bus.
A member of the Kerry advance team called Nikolas Restaurant at the Newburgh Yacht Club the night before and ordered 19 five-star lunches to go that would be picked up at noon Friday. Management at the restaurant, which is operated by CIA graduate chef Michael Dederick, was told the meals would be for the Kerry and Edwards families and actor Ben Affleck who was with them on the tour.
The gourmet meals to go included shrimp vindallo, grilled diver sea scallops, prosciutto, wrapped stuffed chicken, and steak salad. The meals came to about $200.
The entourage had also expected to stop at the Alexis Diner at Route 9W and North Plank Road in the Town of Newburgh. In fact, the Kerry advance team had ordered 125 lunches for the team and supporters. Their buses drove right by the diner on I-84 and proceeded straight to Wendys.
Kerry may still have the vote of Wendys manager John Garrett. Im for anyone who comes in and likes double cheeses, Garrett said. Im a big supporter of anyone who orders our food.
I thought they ordered chili?
The CIA referred in the story, is Culinary Institute of America, not Central Intelligence Agency.
Figures it was a photo op. Threzza would probably go through withdrawl if she doesn't have her shrimp for luncheon.
Thank you, Peach.
Shades of the Mondale campaign's ripoff of a Wendy's commercial, i.e. "Where's the beef?"
The meals came to about $200.
They spent $200.00 apiece for lunch?
I wonder what theguy at the diner did with the 125 lunches?
"The meals came to about $200."
Looking at the luncheon menu I am pretty amazed that the per person cost was only about $10. Doesn't sound right to me.
These rich, elitist phonies are going to keep getting caught again and again. What a miserable existence, having to live an "contrived, alternate life", just to fool the dumb sheeple.
Were these meals paid for?
It looked like Elizabeth Edwards was packing away the single combo at Wendy's with much enthusiasm, so she either ate two lunches, or passed on the shrimp vindaloo and scallops. Hmmmm. I'm betting on the former.
Hubby will be in the area in a couple weeks. I have asked him to ask Alexis about those 125 lunches.
So, the truth comes out ...
Dubya would eat the exact meals as his staffers.
Better a REAL American Cowboy in the White House, than a stuck up frenchman.
Thanks for that clarification about the CIA; I did wonder about that!
I agree; it sounded like it should have been more expensive.
Let us know lysie! Kerry couldn't get much phonier.
That's an excellent point, Gail. Exactly so.
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