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Reid turns nose up at Papa Johnís Pizza
The Hill ^ | 1/14/2009 | Betsy Rothstein

Posted on 01/19/2009 5:54:19 AM PST by markomalley

Papa John’s Pizza is celebrating its 25th anniversary, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid couldn’t care less.

During an interview with The Hill last week, Reid (D-Nev.) stopped mid-sentence to check his BlackBerry for what could have been a very important e-mail.

A message from Rahm Emanuel? A breaking development on the Senate floor? Not quite.

“Help Us Celebrate Our 25th Anniversary With a $0.25 Pizza!” read the e-mail from Papa John’s.

Reid snapped, “Purchase a pizza for a quarter? I don’t like pizza, and I especially don’t like Papa John’s Pizza!”

Reid then tried to get back to the question at hand, but his pizza rant threw him off.

After a moment, Reid asked, “Where were we?”

Tish Muldoon, a spokeswoman for Papa John’s, said that the majority leader must have previously ordered from Papa John’s or opted in for company e-mails, because the restaurant chain does not send out spam.

Regardless, Muldoon said, “We would love to become his favorite pizza. The next time, if he wants, the pizza is on us.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 111th; blackberry; pizza; reid
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I'm not a fan of Papa John's, but if Harry Reid doesn't like it, they've got to be doing SOMETHING right.
1 posted on 01/19/2009 5:54:19 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

First time I ever agreed with that Nevada phony in my life.


2 posted on 01/19/2009 5:55:44 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: markomalley

What a stupid thing for a poitician to do. It shows the lack of diplomacy and class. I can’t believe the bunch of nitwits we have leading this country.


3 posted on 01/19/2009 5:56:38 AM PST by Hildy
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To: markomalley

I like Papa John’s. I don’t like Harry Reid at all.


4 posted on 01/19/2009 5:57:36 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: markomalley

“i don’t like pizza...”

nope. he only likes soviet food.

IMHO


5 posted on 01/19/2009 5:58:01 AM PST by ripley
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To: markomalley

1990s Papa John’s pizza was awesome.


6 posted on 01/19/2009 5:58:44 AM PST by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: markomalley
Regardless, Muldoon said, “We would love to become his favorite pizza. The next time, if he wants, the pizza is on us.”

I'll take a free one if you're just giving them away.
7 posted on 01/19/2009 5:58:54 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: markomalley

What a coincidence.

Reid does not like Papa John’s pizza.

And I loathe Harry Reid.

Ain’t life strange?


8 posted on 01/19/2009 5:59:13 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Temple Owl

ping


9 posted on 01/19/2009 6:00:19 AM PST by Tribune7 (Obama wants to put the same crowd that ran Fannie Mae in charge of health care)
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To: markomalley
I don’t like pizza,...

No East Coast politician would say this.

10 posted on 01/19/2009 6:02:40 AM PST by decimon
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To: markomalley

I’m wondering if a disgruntled former employee signed him up to get calls from Papa Johns. LOL


11 posted on 01/19/2009 6:03:15 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: ripley

I suspect that his tastes in food run more to green Jell-O salads and funeral (Tator Tots) casseroles. ;>}


12 posted on 01/19/2009 6:03:50 AM PST by Irish Queen
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To: markomalley

I love their garlic sauce but their pizza is mediocre. Pizza Hut kicks their a$$.


13 posted on 01/19/2009 6:05:31 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: markomalley

How about Green Eggs and Ham?


14 posted on 01/19/2009 6:06:24 AM PST by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: markomalley

hey fugetaboutit.

youse guys can’t get good pizza from a chain!

you can only get good pizza from parlors in NY, and only in the outer boroughs, and in the close in suburbs. Most of Manhattan is one crappy RAYs or another with the exception of Mulberry St.


15 posted on 01/19/2009 6:06:54 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Vaquero

Vinnies on the Bowery


16 posted on 01/19/2009 6:08:12 AM PST by Gone_Postal ("Men who say it cannot be done, should not interupt those doing it.")
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To: markomalley
Mr. Harry "I just ate a crap sandwich" Reid doesn't like pizza, Gosh it must really suck to be him
17 posted on 01/19/2009 6:11:04 AM PST by SERE_DOC (Today's politicians, living proof why we have and need a second amendment to the constitution.)
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To: markomalley

Reid prefers Borscht.


18 posted on 01/19/2009 6:11:13 AM PST by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: beaversmom

not for nothing I don’t like Papa Johns either. or Pizza hut or dominoes...forget little ceasers


19 posted on 01/19/2009 6:11:14 AM PST by Gone_Postal ("Men who say it cannot be done, should not interupt those doing it.")
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To: beaversmom

Agree we know harry reid never had taste.


20 posted on 01/19/2009 6:12:02 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Gone_Postal

I don’t like pizza, but there’s one exception: Giordano’s.

Giordano’s deep dish seafood and spinach pizza...now THAT is an awesome pizza!

NY style? You might as well eat the cardboard box. Blech.


21 posted on 01/19/2009 6:13:38 AM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: markomalley

They say you are what you eat, so apparently Papa John’s does not serve “miserable old ba$tard”.... (stole it from a sitcom).


22 posted on 01/19/2009 6:16:44 AM PST by Corporate Law (<>< - Xavier Basketball: Perennial Slayers of #1 Ranked Teams)
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To: Bogey78O
1990s Papa John’s pizza was awesome.

I agree. The first few times I ate PJ's Pizza was in Jonesboro, Arkansas, back in 1994. I was doing some consulting for a client, staying in a motel for a week, and ordering pizza for dinner. The room had a fridge, so I could keep the leftover pizza cool until the next evening. So, I'd order a large enough pizza to last for two dinners.

Then, a few years later, a Papa Johns opened up here, and I eagerly ordered. YUCK! What happened to their recipe?

23 posted on 01/19/2009 6:19:09 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Bogey78O

It seemed that they changed the tomato sauce in the mid-90’s and (IMO) made it sickly sweet.


24 posted on 01/19/2009 6:19:51 AM PST by neocon1984
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To: Kieri
Oh! I like pizza I just don't like the chain pizza's
Now nothing beats a NY pizza made in Bay Ridge Brooklyn...but I do admit I also like Chicago style deep dish....
25 posted on 01/19/2009 6:20:03 AM PST by Gone_Postal ("Men who say it cannot be done, should not interupt those doing it.")
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To: markomalley

Papa Johns leaves me on the toilet making poo soup for two days, so I can’t say I blame him.


26 posted on 01/19/2009 6:20:40 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Bogey78O

“1990s Papa John’s pizza was awesome.”

Absolutely. I would often drive to the next town over about 40 mins. away just to get a large pepperoni. This was back when they used to make them with the pepperonis inside the cheese rather than on top.

Also, the sauce was slightly better tasting, as was the crust. Then again, everything tastes better in retrospect for some reason.

But also, the prices back then were very reasonable. In college we used to get large one-toppings for $5.99. Now a large one topping is $12, and that’s if you pick it up. Almost $20 if it’s delivered (delivery fee + tip)... ridiculous.


27 posted on 01/19/2009 6:20:49 AM PST by Realm Weekly ("Have you noticed that those who are for abortion have already been born?" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kieri
deep dish seafood and spinach pizza

I dare say, if it has seafood and spinach on it, it no longer qualifies as pizza, but merely a pizza-esque abomination.
28 posted on 01/19/2009 6:21:51 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: Hildy

Harry Reid is the most senior phoney in DC. He has no redeeming qualities whatever. Besides, how did that spam mail get on a gumment Crackberry anyway? Using it for personal use, eh Har?


29 posted on 01/19/2009 6:21:53 AM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: neocon1984

High-fructose corn syrup. It’s everywhere and is responsible for the obesity epidemic. Order Pizza Hut. They don’t use it.


30 posted on 01/19/2009 6:23:21 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("They taped over your mouth, Scribbled out the truth with their lies. You little spies!")
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To: neocon1984
I wont buy any of the chain store pizza.

The only pizza I will buy is from Andy's pizza in Jackson, MI.

Real Sicilian pizza baked in brick ovens. A large with everything will weigh close to 5# !

31 posted on 01/19/2009 6:27:42 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

5 tictactoes?


32 posted on 01/19/2009 6:31:14 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom. not Really ha ha)
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To: markomalley
"No pizza for you!"


33 posted on 01/19/2009 6:35:20 AM PST by Dumpster Baby ((Sigh) Some days, it's just not worth trying to chew through the restraints.)
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To: markomalley
“Purchase a pizza for a quarter? I don’t like pizza, and I especially don’t like Papa John’s Pizza!”

Yep. Somthing broken about that guy. Or perhaps "it" was never there. A reasonably decent pizza for a quarter, sure, rag all over that.

What a dullard.

34 posted on 01/19/2009 6:37:00 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Beagle8U

Good call but since I moved away (Albion), I’m hooked on Giordano’s.


35 posted on 01/19/2009 6:38:11 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (If my dogs could vote they would be Democrats. They are used to everything being done for them.)
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To: ZX12R

Oh, you can get the regular pepperoni/mushroom/pepper style pizza at Giordano’s too, but I don’t like pizza. So that “abomination” suits me perfectly. ;-)


36 posted on 01/19/2009 6:39:17 AM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: al baby

I think he means 5 roses or 5 hugs.


37 posted on 01/19/2009 6:39:31 AM PST by Joiseydude (Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,)
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To: markomalley

His dislike of pizza is unforgiveable, but Papa John’s pizza sucks.


38 posted on 01/19/2009 6:39:55 AM PST by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: markomalley

I’ll bet Reid’s favorite meal is a bowl of Fruit Loops.


39 posted on 01/19/2009 6:40:46 AM PST by JPG
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To: markomalley

Wish we had the little turds number, I’d give him lots of calls.


40 posted on 01/19/2009 6:47:50 AM PST by JamesA (He who hesitates is lost.)
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To: Realm Weekly

“I would often drive to the next town over about 40 mins. away just to get a large pepperoni.”

I’d believe we have tried them all (chain). We decided years ago to make our own.

There is a place in West Long Beach, Calif. called “Santa Fe Importers” that we are certain to pick up a couple of their Pizzas when we are in town. It’s 70 miles from here, so we make a lot of pizza ourselves.


41 posted on 01/19/2009 6:48:05 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will, they ALL have Fairies livin' in their Trees.)
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To: Kieri
Oh, you can get the regular pepperoni/mushroom/pepper style pizza at Giordano’s too, but I don’t like pizza. So that “abomination” suits me perfectly. ;-)

At least they're not complete blasphemers.
42 posted on 01/19/2009 6:54:59 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: markomalley
Too bad Dingy Harry doesn't like pizza, he could head up Wisconsin Avenue to Armand's Chicago Pizzeria and not only get a great pie, but feel right at home since it is from 'Chicago', like his new boss.
43 posted on 01/19/2009 6:56:50 AM PST by mkjessup
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To: CholeraJoe
"It’s everywhere and is responsible for the obesity epidemic."

People's inability to push back from the table and refusal to move any more than to get from the couch to the fridge is more responsible than high fructose corn syrup.

44 posted on 01/19/2009 6:56:54 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: SERE_DOC

Dingy Harry is indeed a small, vile, classless smelly little waste of skin...


45 posted on 01/19/2009 7:00:43 AM PST by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you intended to!)
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To: rockinqsranch
"We decided years ago to make our own."

Really surprised me that this thread went 41 posts before someone mentioning homemade pizza. I got a bread machine a year or so ago and began using the dough cycle to make pizza dough. We haven't bought a pizza since. Chopping and slicing all of the toppings is a pain, but well worth it once you sink your teeth into the result.

46 posted on 01/19/2009 7:01:06 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: markomalley
Regardless, Muldoon said, “We would love to become his favorite pizza. The next time, if he wants, the pizza is on us.”


47 posted on 01/19/2009 7:01:21 AM PST by reagan_fanatic ("You got that, camera guy?")
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To: CholeraJoe
No... it is eating 14 twinkies and 27 moon pies and 12 ding dongs and a myriad of Little Debby cakes... 6 to a Cokes and excess in everything containing fat that is responsible... actually it is the will power if individuals engorging themselves on delicious delights that is the root cause.

LLS

48 posted on 01/19/2009 7:01:31 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: markomalley
The pizza I remember the most was from some little place right off the beach in Santa Maria, CA.

I was in Missile IQT at Vandenberg AFB back in 1984 and 1985 and some of my classmates and I would drive down to SM and order pizza and beer.

They had a giant 22 inch pizza called the UFO and we would order a couple of them and drink beer and eat pizza.

The UFO was not that great but those good times and great friendships made it some of the best I have ever had.

49 posted on 01/19/2009 7:03:11 AM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: markomalley

“I don’t like pizza...”

And he claims to be an American.


50 posted on 01/19/2009 7:05:47 AM PST by Brilliant
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