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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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To: tomnbeverly

But she doesn’t know all the insiders and foreign leaders and Wall street and the MSM and how Washington works and how pacs work and how the electorate expects you to support them and how hollyweird feels and and and and and and and and and................CHANGE!


51 posted on 09/27/2008 7:24:11 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Jagdgewehr
If looks could kill, Kerry's nasty pointing finger would have been incinerated.

I sure wouldn't take the risk of jabbing my finger at a Marine that way.

Kerry is a clueless moron.

52 posted on 09/27/2008 7:24:44 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse (TTGC Ladies Auxiliary, recess appointment))
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To: Chet 99

Oh Man, I wish I knew that; well, her advisors have good taste—Tony Luke’s is the best cheesesteak in the City, imho. I go there all the time. Oh well.


53 posted on 09/27/2008 7:25:57 PM PDT by Ilya Mourometz
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To: pnh102

Did she get “wit” or “wit out”?


54 posted on 09/27/2008 7:26:35 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (Sarah Palin: "Do you know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.")
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To: Jagdgewehr

Thank you for the refresher. I hope those proud Marines told that pompous, arrogant twit to hit the road!!!!! Could you imagine Lurch, interupting your lunch?/Just Asking - seoul62........


55 posted on 09/27/2008 7:27:32 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: lightman

Nah, but that’s ok. She knew to order it “wit”. That’s good enough!


56 posted on 09/27/2008 7:27:56 PM PDT by trimom
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To: shadowcat
Didn’t jfnKerry order his with swiss?

Yes. I cannot begin to imagine how many votes that lost him in Philly. No joke.

It is interesting that Sarah stopped at Tony Luke's though. The slightly bigger names in Philly as far as cheesesteak shops go are Geno's and Pat's. They're basically next door to each other around 10th and Federal. My preference is Geno's. Tony Luke does have a shop at the ball park, though, and I think that has helped promote their name a lot.

57 posted on 09/27/2008 7:28:09 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: AnAmericanMother

You have to widen your stance and sort of bend over so that all the mess doesn’t fall on you. Otherwise just enjoy.

You MUST show Reverence and Respect for the Perfect sandwich!! LOL
Eventhough the Beef on a Weck comes in a close second in my book.

http://timfasano.typepad.com/my_weblog/images/picfornewsletterniagarafallssept2005beef.jpg


58 posted on 09/27/2008 7:28:18 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Brown Deer

I don’t think Hillary carried cash.


59 posted on 09/27/2008 7:28:22 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: AnAmericanMother

You eat it with gusto and without pinkie fingers in the air. And if you do it right, grease is everywhere but on your clothes.

;-o)


60 posted on 09/27/2008 7:30:18 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (Sarah Palin: "Do you know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.")
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To: Chet 99
My wife and I are going to a Navy reunion in October in Philadelphia. My son is now in the Navy and stationed in Maine. My daughter is working for the Feds and living in Maryland. They are both joining us for part of the weekend.

One of the things I told my kids I was insisting on was a Phily Cheese Steak outing. One of the places recommended by a Freeper was Tony Lukes. This is so far the place we will be. What do any of you people think?

61 posted on 09/27/2008 7:30:20 PM PDT by stevem
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To: stevem

Da best...!


62 posted on 09/27/2008 7:31:29 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (Sarah Palin: "Do you know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.")
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To: pnh102

http://www.tonylukes.com/

notice the banner on the page...It says
Tony Lukes proudly supports the brave Americans
who defend our freedom across the globe everyday.

If you click on that banner it will take you to a page honoring the military.


63 posted on 09/27/2008 7:32:48 PM PDT by donnab (some people use change to promote their careers...others use their careers to promote change.)
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To: seoul62

No, but hey! I would certainly let Governor Palin interrupt my lunch. :-)


64 posted on 09/27/2008 7:33:17 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (Obama...post turtle)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Well..I just flip mine on the side and take a bite on the side with the toppings to sort of cut it down to size, then the next bite on the cheesesteak itself.


65 posted on 09/27/2008 7:34:34 PM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: stevem

If it’s good enough for Sarah it’s good enough for me!!! Just make sure you know how to oreder one correctly!
LOL

(Real Men of Genius) Philly Cheesesteak maker:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJpstd0MklI


66 posted on 09/27/2008 7:36:26 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: pnh102

I TOLD YOU PEOPLE! Tony Luke’s IS the absolute best Philly Steak!

#####

http://www.fedex.com/us/

Pretty please.


67 posted on 09/27/2008 7:36:46 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Jagdgewehr

I would let Red State Updates: Jackie Broyles, interupt my lunch anytime. A suggestion for the next Presidential Debate: switch moderators at the last minute and put Jackie Broyles and Dunlap as co-moderators./Just Asking - seoul62......


68 posted on 09/27/2008 7:38:10 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: Miss Didi

People come up with the silliest reasons to judge politicians. Who cares how he likes his cheesesteak, or even whether he likes it at all?


69 posted on 09/27/2008 7:40:42 PM PDT by Arguendo
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To: EyeGuy

FedEx wouldn’t work the grease would soak thru the box!! That’s how you know it’s quality! If you try and carry one in a paper bag the grease stains will take up the whole side of the bag!!! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Cheesesteak


70 posted on 09/27/2008 7:41:10 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: tomnbeverly

I can’t WAIT til Thursday!!!
Palin is going to absolutely SKEWER Biden. I’ve already bought a bottle of Moet in anticipation (and I reserve the right to phone in sick on Frday!).


71 posted on 09/27/2008 7:42:32 PM PDT by soupcon
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To: mimaw
I don’t think Hillary carried cash.

So, I guess that makes it okay to stiff to your waitress.
72 posted on 09/27/2008 7:44:02 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: Chet 99
I hope she took in the Flyers preseason game which was last NHL game at the Spectrum this afternoon. That building was the foundation of hockey in Philly. The Flyers and Sixers moved across the street to the Center 10 years ago, but that was the place were Philly saw its first major championship in many years back in 1974 with the Broad Street Bullies. Its been the home of the Flyers minor league team the Phantoms since but they are tearing it down in the spring for a new complex.

Its a shame because the place is the best place to see arena sport as you are right in top of the action. There isn't a bad seat in the house. Flyers and Sixers game were a raucous affair.

Best moment? I was there with a friend celebrating the birth of my daughter, wife was still in hospital. JJ Daigneault scored at the end of game six of the Stanley Cup Finals against Gretsky’s Edmonton Oilers in 1987 to send the series back to Edmonton for game seven. The Flyers were considered dead meat in that series. But that goal shook the foundations. The Center recently installed 2 freighter ship horns to rock the house on goals but it really pales to that moment.BTW Flyers crowned their new captain Mike Richards after honoring all their past team captains (sans Eric Lindros) and he scored 2 shorthanded goals in a 4-2 win over Carolina... Very cool

73 posted on 09/27/2008 7:45:26 PM PDT by Pharmer (Dear Ms Palin because of you I am starting a new crossover movement: Republicans for McCain)
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To: FrdmLvr
Do they make one with Arugula?
74 posted on 09/27/2008 7:45:46 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama / Biden, the new Ebony and Ivory.)
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To: Brown Deer

(I don’t think Hillary carried cash.)
(So, I guess that makes it okay to stiff to your waitress)

There is a Bill Clinton joke in there somewhere....LOL


75 posted on 09/27/2008 7:46:45 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: lightman
Is that the wonderful shop that has the “Order in English” sign?

I was thinking the exact same thing. That dude has been fighting the city for years.

God bless him too.

76 posted on 09/27/2008 7:46:49 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net; all)
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To: eyedigress
Gov Sarah Palin knows the difference between right and wrong, just like our Founding Fathers. She's authentic and will act with integrity. Period.

Obama has a history of shadiness. Prefer the integruous Gov Sarah Palin every time, vs the shady well connected Letterman-approved Chicago bully politician. Gov Palin is someone who holds a great deal of integrity within her character.

77 posted on 09/27/2008 7:47:20 PM PDT by falpro
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To: Brown Deer
In those Pantsuits, there isn't room enough for a Cabooty, Cankles and money, so one of them had to go.
78 posted on 09/27/2008 7:49:03 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama / Biden, the new Ebony and Ivory.)
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To: Arguendo
We were judging his Condescending Elitism, not his diet.

Much like, “where can I get me one of them huntin licenses”.

79 posted on 09/27/2008 7:52:04 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama / Biden, the new Ebony and Ivory.)
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To: Brown Deer

No not at all. I was making a point that Hillary is too regal to carry cash. I’m sure some aid pays all her bills.


80 posted on 09/27/2008 7:52:22 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: jakerobins

“FedEx wouldn’t work the grease would soak thru the box!! That’s how you know it’s quality! If you try and carry one in a paper bag the grease stains will take up the whole side of the bag!!! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Cheesesteak”

###############

Ok then.

I’ll load up my SUV with some St. Louis toasted ravioli, some Steak n Shake and White Castle hamburgers, and meet you at the Ohio/Indiana stateline.....


81 posted on 09/27/2008 7:54:01 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: pnh102

Is that the original Philly cheesteak place?...I think my niece used to live about 2 blocks away...


82 posted on 09/27/2008 7:54:28 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Chet 99
Has anyone seen comments from the foreign dignitaries’ impressions of Gov.Palin as they met her in New York? She was off limits to reporters but they were not. Does anyone have any articles from papers abroad?
83 posted on 09/27/2008 7:55:03 PM PDT by Notasoccermom (.)
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To: jakerobins

If I understand correctly, you just don’t order it with Swiss cheese. What else do I need to know? I don’t want to seem like a dolt in front of my kids.


84 posted on 09/27/2008 7:57:19 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Vision Thing

Someone on another thread said she was wearing a Sarahcuda T-shirt. I guess this confirms it.


85 posted on 09/27/2008 7:58:39 PM PDT by rabidralph (Unleash your inner Palin.)
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To: lightman

No, that’s Geno’s owned by the outspoken and wonderfully patriotic Joey Vento.


86 posted on 09/27/2008 7:59:13 PM PDT by JrsyJack
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To: Arguendo

It’s not that JFK likes swiss; rather its his pretension in pretending be be like one of the masses he detests and he can’t even pull that off without his elitism oozing out like cheese-wiz.


87 posted on 09/27/2008 8:00:25 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Chet 99
The Ultimate Cheesesteak: Mama's Pizzeria, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

Don't even bother arguing. I will brook no dissent. The supremacy of the Mama's steak (onions, wit') is not my opinion; it is a matter of cold, scientific fact. Eat one and be haunted for a lifetime by memories of man's most perfect sandwich.

88 posted on 09/27/2008 8:02:20 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: stevem

I don’t think swiss is one of the choices...It depends on where you go and what your preferences are. Some places have Cheese Wiz and some don’t. I personally like mine WIT Onions and (Sharp) Provolone cheese. You can get one with various other toppings depending on your tastes. Sometimes I get hot/sweet peppers if the place has them. Just read the sign make sure you know your order before getting to the window. No Worries....


89 posted on 09/27/2008 8:04:06 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Chet 99

I think McCain-Palin is going to get a lot more votes in Philly than most national Republicans do....


90 posted on 09/27/2008 8:06:46 PM PDT by Antoninus (Ignore the polls. They're meant to shape public opinion, not measure it.)
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To: lightman
Is that the wonderful shop that has the “Order in English” sign?

Nope. That would be Genos.
91 posted on 09/27/2008 8:07:20 PM PDT by Antoninus (Ignore the polls. They're meant to shape public opinion, not measure it.)
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To: Notasoccermom

I hear the new Pakistani President is completely smitten.


92 posted on 09/27/2008 8:07:40 PM PDT by JrsyJack
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To: stevem

Dont use the term sub or hero if you want a hoagie.


93 posted on 09/27/2008 8:08:48 PM PDT by JrsyJack
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To: Antoninus

Thanks. All these pings are getting me real hungry for one WIT hot peppers.


94 posted on 09/27/2008 8:10:56 PM PDT by lightman (Sarah Palin: A REAL woman, not an empty pantsuit!)
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To: Pharmer

Section 21, row 4 seats 3-8. That is where my husband grew up. Then he married me and that is where my children grew up. We have had the tickets in our family since the year before Bobby Clarke. There are so many memories of being in that place. I can’t believe they are going to knock it down.


95 posted on 09/27/2008 8:14:20 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: EyeGuy

Throw in some SKYLINE CHILLI 5-Way and you’ve got a deal my friend!! LOL


96 posted on 09/27/2008 8:18:05 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Chet 99

Man, I love Tony Luke’s! It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Philly, but I visited there often in the 1990s and always tried to hit Tony Luke’s when I was in town. That’s real American food for real Americans. Obambi would look totally out of place at such a non-metrosexual dining establishment. But Sarah would fit right in!


97 posted on 09/27/2008 8:21:53 PM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: Pharmer
Great memories you bring up with the Spectrum. I remember the Daigneault goal as I was in Boston at the time going nuts in a bar at Fanueil Hall. Hard to believe it was over 20 years ago!

How about those Fightin's!!
98 posted on 09/27/2008 8:26:50 PM PDT by Mr. Binnacle (Keep on talking, Joe Biden, keep on talking!)
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To: Frank Sheed
LOL!

The best we can do here in Atlanta is The Mad Italian or Philly Connection. The Connection imports (or did import) their buns. I always get mine with onions. Yum!

They're not UNDULY greasy -- of course, speaking from the home of Southern Fried Everything, what do I know?

99 posted on 09/27/2008 8:29:23 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse (TTGC Ladies Auxiliary, recess appointment))
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To: JrsyJack
And where does a "grinder" fit in the scheme of things?

I went to college in Jersey, but good heavens that was 31 years ago!

100 posted on 09/27/2008 8:30:34 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse (TTGC Ladies Auxiliary, recess appointment))
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