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Obama's 'Slurpee summit' has convenience store salivating (Hussein creates jobs @ 7/11?)
New Kerala ^ | 11/05/10

Posted on 11/04/2010 8:18:01 PM PDT by Libloather

Obama's 'Slurpee summit' has convenience store salivating

Washington, Nov 5 : Barack Obama seems to have a thing for naming summits after drinks. The makers of those beverages couldn't be happier.

The US president jumped on a reporter's suggestion Wednesday that he call an upcoming meeting with top Democratic and Republican legislative leaders a "Slurpee summit" to hash out a way forward after Tuesday's elections, in which Obama's party suffered major losses in Congress.

"They're delicious drinks," Obama quipped, joking that he might serve the popular slushed ice drinks at what is likely to be a frosty meeting between leaders of the two major parties.

The maker of Slurpees, convenience store chain 7-Eleven, capitalized almost immediately, offering Thursday to host the Slurpee summit and install a machine to make the drinks at the White House.

"We are not surprised by President Obama's comments about Slurpee, which is non-partisan and has been bringing people together for more than 40 years," 7-Eleven chief executive Joe DePinto said in a statement.

In the run-up to Tuesday's election, Obama repeatedly used the metaphor of his Democrats pushing a car out of a ditch to describe their efforts to rescue the US economy. Republicans meanwhile were standing idly by on the roadside, "sipping on a Slurpee", he said.

The analogy did little to help Democrats' fortunes in Tuesday's elections, as Republicans recaptured the House of Representatives and narrowed the Democrats' majorities in the Senate. But 7-Eleven was ecstatic about the free publicity.

Slurpee trucks will be leaving Friday from Dallas, driving from Texas all the way to the US capital, offering consumers the opportunity to create their own crushed ice mixes along the way.

The drinks come in a variety of colourful flavours, including the red that represents Republicans and blue for Democrats on the ubiquitous maps used by newscasters to illustrate election results.

And 7-Eleven rolled out plans for a new, bipartisan flavour: "Purple for the People."

The Slurpee summit comes after Obama hosted a "beer summit" in July 2009 at the White House, trying to diffuse a racial row by bringing together an African-American Harvard professor and the white police officer who arrested him at his home.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; slurpee; store; summit
Haven't had one of those in 30 years.
1 posted on 11/04/2010 8:18:04 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Good drinks! They made 7-Eleven famous.

Haven’t had one in years.


2 posted on 11/04/2010 8:19:46 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Libloather
Obama is such a loser-could he just stop ruining the economy and trying to get one over on the republicans. I wish he would go work at a 7-11. I do not like him and just the thought of this man makes my blood boil. I will never drink a slurpee again because of his fondness for them
3 posted on 11/04/2010 8:24:43 PM PDT by funfan
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To: goldstategop
I prefer the original...Icee.
http://www.icee.com/home.html
4 posted on 11/04/2010 8:26:04 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Libloather
the boy certainly sucks that's for sure...
5 posted on 11/04/2010 8:36:57 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather
And 7-Eleven rolled out plans for a new, bipartisan flavour: "Purple for the People."

Just Ducky...

6 posted on 11/04/2010 8:36:57 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: funfan

Funny how after two years of labeling us racist lunatics the media is now interested in the concept of “coming together.” Didn’t seem to be much of a problem when the Republican’s were shut out of everything.


7 posted on 11/04/2010 8:37:16 PM PDT by vlad335
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To: Libloather
Boehner is my Congressman and I've spent time at his country club. Believe me, you'll never see him without a martini or a cigarette. No slurpies, I can assure you.

Maybe Boehner and 0bama can have a Marlboro summit.

8 posted on 11/04/2010 8:37:48 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Libloather

Who is the slurp-ee and who is the slurp-er? Just wondering ...


9 posted on 11/04/2010 8:45:13 PM PDT by ikka
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To: Deaf Smith

Yeah, I like the cherry ones. Never could stand the raspberry flavored. Haven’t had one in years though. Maybe I should?


10 posted on 11/04/2010 8:49:14 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim that leans conservDeMin)
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To: Libloather

Chris Mathews was at the head of the line for an Obama slurpee.


11 posted on 11/04/2010 8:52:39 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Job needed. Anything! Philly area.)
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To: Libloather
On advice from Joe Biden he is going to India to brush up on his Indian accent before he goes to stock up on Slurpees.

You cannot go to a 7 - 11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. - Joe Biden

12 posted on 11/04/2010 9:12:01 PM PDT by eggman (NPR - Conformity is the new Diversity)
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To: vlad335
Right. You can not work with the socialists they have their own agenda which is not good for America. I just hope the Republicans hold their feet to the fire and not get all googly eyed over slurpees.
13 posted on 11/04/2010 10:20:20 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Libloather

I wouldn’t drink anything Obama offered me unless it was unopened.


14 posted on 11/04/2010 10:54:58 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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