Skip to comments.Palin stumps at cheesesteak shop in Philadelphia
Posted on 09/27/2008 6:54:13 PM PDT by Chet 99
PHILADELPHIAAlaska 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.
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?
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.
No, but hey! I would certainly let Governor Palin interrupt my lunch. :-)
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.
If it’s good enough for Sarah it’s good enough for me!!! Just make sure you know how to oreder one correctly!
(Real Men of Genius) Philly Cheesesteak maker:
I TOLD YOU PEOPLE! Tony Luke’s IS the absolute best Philly Steak!
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......
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?
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
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!).
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
(I dont 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
I was thinking the exact same thing. That dude has been fighting the city for years.
God bless him too.
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.
Much like, “where can I get me one of them huntin licenses”.
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.