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Palin stumps at cheesesteak shop in Philadelphia
The Evening Sun ^

Posted on 09/27/2008 6:54:13 PM PDT by Chet 99

PHILADELPHIA—Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin takes her cheesesteak with Cheese Whiz and onions.

The Republican vice presidential candidate made a brief campaign stop at Tony Luke's steak shop in South Philadelphia on Saturday evening. Wearing jeans and a beige raincoat, Palin greeted curious onlookers, signed autographs and posed for pictures before ordering two steaks to go.

"Sarah, your steak is ready," a cashier said over the loudspeaker a few minutes after she ordered.

As dozens of onlookers crowded around her, Palin headed back to the window to pick up the order. The cashier told her the order was on the house, so Palin tossed her cash into a donation jar outside the window. A smiling Palin signed autographs on scraps of paper at the window while she waited.

"Thank you so much for letting me stop in," she said before picking up the bags and heading back to her SUV with 14-year-old daughter Willow at her side.

Ordering cheesesteaks at a Philadelphia steak shop is a longtime tradition in the City of Brotherly Love, where the sandwich is a cultural icon.

Palin said she thinks Arizona Sen. John McCain was "awesome" and "absolutely on his game" in Friday night's presidential debate with Democratic Sen. Barack Obama. Both candidates have been campaigning heavily in Pennsylvania, expected to be a key battleground in the November election.

One undecided voter at Saturday's stop said she was charmed after a brief talk with Palin, and more inclined to vote for McCain. Shannon Sampere, 24, of Newark, Del., said she and Palin talked about good bakeries in the area, adding that she found her to be very down to earth.

"She's a very genuine person," Sampere said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: cheesesteak; filthydelphia; pa2008; palin; philadelphia; philly; sarahpalin; tonylukes
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1 posted on 09/27/2008 6:54:14 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Didn’t jfnKerry order his with swiss?


2 posted on 09/27/2008 6:56:41 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: Chet 99

I bet she didn’t try to eat it with a fork...


3 posted on 09/27/2008 6:57:00 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can always count on Paul's vote. - Howie Carr)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


4 posted on 09/27/2008 6:57:29 PM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: Chet 99

For all this change talk. Well There she is. She is the REAL CHANGE that this country needs.


5 posted on 09/27/2008 6:58:27 PM PDT by tomnbeverly (America is dying your choice is to stand and fight or cut and run.)
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To: Chet 99

Ah yes...Kerry and his swiss cheese request. LOL


6 posted on 09/27/2008 6:58:33 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: Chet 99; trussell

Is that the wonderful shop that has the “Order in English” sign?


7 posted on 09/27/2008 6:59:12 PM PDT by lightman (Sarah Palin: A REAL woman, not an empty pantsuit!)
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To: Chet 99

Pictures?


8 posted on 09/27/2008 7:00:06 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: shadowcat
From Michelle Malkin:



If Sen. John F. Kerry’s presidential aspirations melt like a dollop of Cheez Whiz in the sun, the trouble may well be traced to an incident in South Philadelphia on Monday.

There, the Massachusetts Democrat went to Pat’s Steaks and ordered a cheesesteak — with Swiss cheese. If that weren’t bad enough, the candidate asked photographers not to take his picture while he ate the sandwich; shutters clicked anyway, and Kerry was caught nibbling daintily at his sandwich — another serious faux pas.

“It will doom his candidacy in Philadelphia,” predicted Craig LaBan, food critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, which broke the Sandwich Scandal. After all, Philly cheesesteaks come with Cheez Whiz, or occasionally American or provolone. But Swiss cheese? “In Philadelphia, that’s an alternative lifestyle,” LaBan explained.
9 posted on 09/27/2008 7:00:09 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Chet 99
The cashier told her the order was on the house, so Palin tossed her cash into a donation jar outside the window.

Would Hillary do that?
10 posted on 09/27/2008 7:00:09 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: Chet 99
God I love this woman!!!

Shhhhhh.....

Don't tell my wife! ;^)

11 posted on 09/27/2008 7:00:23 PM PDT by bayliving (Democrats used to be funny. Now they're just plain dangerous.)
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To: Chet 99
The cashier told her the order was on the house, so Palin tossed her cash into a donation jar outside the window.
12 posted on 09/27/2008 7:00:53 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: lightman
That's Geno's.

Tony Luke is a frustrated actor (but the sandwiches are pretty good).

13 posted on 09/27/2008 7:01:02 PM PDT by wireman
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To: Chet 99

I bet these gentlemen wouldn't of had any qualms about sharing a meal with Sarah.

14 posted on 09/27/2008 7:01:12 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (Obama...post turtle)
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To: lightman

Thats “Gino’s”


15 posted on 09/27/2008 7:02:11 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: SMCC1

They are reporting that some guy asked her about Pakistan and that she agreed that the US would go into Pakistan to chase militants.


16 posted on 09/27/2008 7:02:33 PM PDT by 1980F150
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To: mylife

I bet she tore into that sandwich.


17 posted on 09/27/2008 7:03:09 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: Miss Didi


18 posted on 09/27/2008 7:03:40 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies; Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes.)
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To: Chet 99
I TOLD YOU PEOPLE! Tony Luke's IS the absolute best Philly Steak! Gov. Palin CONFIRMS IT!

The place is at Front and Oregon.

19 posted on 09/27/2008 7:04:06 PM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Yup. I guarantee.


20 posted on 09/27/2008 7:04:38 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: Chet 99

Cheese whiz??? What, no bree? lol!!! just a dig at Kerry.
Sarah, you’re one of us! We love ya!


21 posted on 09/27/2008 7:05:00 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("Stand up, Chuck!")
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To: 1980F150

I thought that they already are (unofficially, perhaps). And I bet it’s seared SEARED into John F***’n Kerry’s memory already. :)


22 posted on 09/27/2008 7:05:29 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Chet 99

That’s cool. I wonder how Barry would take one? A large cheese wit.....Arugala????


23 posted on 09/27/2008 7:05:35 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Jagdgewehr

Could you refresh my memory on that incident?/Just Asking - seoul62.....


24 posted on 09/27/2008 7:05:35 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: FrdmLvr

Cute coat, too!


25 posted on 09/27/2008 7:06:02 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("Stand up, Chuck!")
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To: SMCC1

He actually ordered the provolone before he ate the swiss.


26 posted on 09/27/2008 7:06:33 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vice President Sarah H Palin - Make it happen !!!!)
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To: pnh102

Mongelardo’s (?) in deepest, darkest, crime-ridden D.C. Awesome subs.


27 posted on 09/27/2008 7:07:00 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: shadowcat

Yes, John Kerry should have lost PA just for asking for Swiss cheese on a cheesesteak — that just isn’t done!! Of course, a patrician like John Kerry would not ever be caught dead or alive eating something messy with his hands anyway...... I am sure he thought the cheesesteak to be one of the most appalling culinary adventures he’d ever had...... I wonder if he took more than one bite out of his cheesesteak-with-swiss before heading off to kiss more babies.....


28 posted on 09/27/2008 7:07:59 PM PDT by Enchante (America: can you seriously believe that Obama & Biden know how to "run our economy"?)
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To: pnh102

Actually their chicken cutlet brocoli rabe sandwich and Uncle Mike’s special is the best. Their cheese steaks are okay....


29 posted on 09/27/2008 7:08:40 PM PDT by Miss_Liberty
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Yes he did, and he had swiss and no cheez whiz, and had absolutely no idea how to eat one.

Cool story though, I’d love to have seen video on of it!


30 posted on 09/27/2008 7:09:43 PM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: SMCC1

Kerry really wanted Asiago, but didn’t dare ask for it.


31 posted on 09/27/2008 7:09:55 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: COBOL2Java

Lovvie...do I have to eat this? Can they put some caviar on it?
32 posted on 09/27/2008 7:11:00 PM PDT by cp124 (A Different America - Obama Bin Biden)
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To: shadowcat

The one I liked about “jfnKerry”, was when he and Edwards went in to a Wendy’s to look like the little people. Took their to go bags and waved and took photos and went in to their Motor homes and ate a complete catered meal as they headed down the road to the next group of suckers.


33 posted on 09/27/2008 7:11:59 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Chet 99

Be sure to leave a comment before the dems start in on her.


34 posted on 09/27/2008 7:12:25 PM PDT by linn37 (Hail Me, Obama or be cast into the fiery pits of eternal damnation!")
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To: hampdenkid
No pics, but here she is at an Irish pub:




35 posted on 09/27/2008 7:14:16 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Now I know why she was reported to be jogging in Philly, she was going to order a cheesesteak...LOL!


36 posted on 09/27/2008 7:14:41 PM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: Chet 99
Philly is one lucky town. It gets to host Sarah for two days in a row now. Here she was in a Philly bar last night to watch the debate:


37 posted on 09/27/2008 7:14:57 PM PDT by Vision Thing (obambi vs. McZilla)
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To: COBOL2Java

I’ve been searching and searching...adorable! Love the trench.


38 posted on 09/27/2008 7:15:36 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

Ed Snider...President of the Flyers and Sixers


39 posted on 09/27/2008 7:16:06 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: SMCC1

For the sports fans, she’s wearing a Phillies jacket. (I read that.)


40 posted on 09/27/2008 7:17:01 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: COBOL2Java

I remember that Kerry asked for Swiss Cheese on his cheese steak. What a buffoon.


41 posted on 09/27/2008 7:19:12 PM PDT by etradervic (America needs a hero - McCain '08)
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To: Chet 99

42 posted on 09/27/2008 7:19:47 PM PDT by etradervic (America needs a hero - McCain '08)
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To: Miss Didi

Thanks. Now, that I’ve had my Sarah fix, I’ll be able to sleep better.


43 posted on 09/27/2008 7:20:03 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: SMCC1
we've got to get this woman elected....John McCain is the best of the two....he's making me proud as well.....

the country NEEDS Sarah Palin.....she is in touch with the people and she is a great communicator...maybe not great at sit downs interrogations...but she RELATES to people...

how can that be bad in this scary world?

44 posted on 09/27/2008 7:20:23 PM PDT by cherry
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To: seoul62

During the 2004 election, Kerry stopped into a Wendy’s Restaurant and imposed himself on a couple of Iraq-bound marines eating lunch. It turned out that the marines didn’t appreciate Kerry using them as a photo-op. They also didn’t appreciate his stance on the Iraq war if memory serves.


45 posted on 09/27/2008 7:21:09 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (Obama...post turtle)
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To: Miss Didi

I love how she lights up a room when she enters! People are geniunely glad to see her. I wish people would stop talking about cheesesteaks it’s making me hungry!!

That guy is CREEPY he reminds me of a Character from the Muppet show!

http://www.stlouisscrewbolt.com/sam%20the%20eagle.jpg


46 posted on 09/27/2008 7:21:44 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Jagdgewehr
I like this version better:


47 posted on 09/27/2008 7:21:51 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (The Global Warming Heretic -- http://AGW-Heretic.blogspot.com)
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To: Miss Didi
and a Flyers cap.
48 posted on 09/27/2008 7:22:02 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat ("Aggressive fighting for the right is the noblest sport the world affords" Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: COBOL2Java

I still like the picture of this moron dressed up like a condom the best.


49 posted on 09/27/2008 7:22:14 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: padre35
OK, how DO you eat a Philly cheesesteak?

Around here (Atlanta GA metro) they come cut in half on the diagonal, and I just hold it like a regular sandwich and BITE.

Is there some sort of protocol of which I am unaware?

50 posted on 09/27/2008 7:23:45 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse (TTGC Ladies Auxiliary, recess appointment))
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