Having a weblog is great because you get to be a self-proclaimed expert on any topic. It’s all about being a micro journalist and fighting The Man. You better watch out, The Man, because there’s a bunch of people with laptops and broadband connections who are gonna bring you down.
I’m a uniter, not a divider, so I stay out of politics in this forum. Once in a while, however, a story comes along that I cannot ignore. The Cheesesteak Gate scandal broke late last week; the full synopsis is over at Eschaton.
It breaks down like this. Senator John Kerry visited Pat’s King of Steaks here in Philadelphia and ordered his cheesesteak with Swiss cheese. What is his staff thinking, letting him order a Pat’s cheesesteak with Swiss cheese? If Kerry wins the election, I hope he gets some better people working for him.
So then President Bush shows up in Philly and orders a Wiz with (translation: cheesesteak with Cheese Wiz and onions). Respectable.
However, Kathleen E. Carey from the The Daily Times found a source at Jim’s Place–an institution that has provided sustenance for the Bush entourage on previous campaign stop–who claims that President Bush actually prefers his cheesesteak without Wiz or provolone. Instead, he likes “cheese of the American variety.”
Oh, Mr. President. You say you’re one of us, eating processed cheese chemicals from industrial-sized cans, but it was all politics–an attempt to curry favor in a swing state. The next time you’re in Philly, stop by, and we’ll do a 3 AM Geno’s run in my ghetto car. Of course, Senator Kerry is welcome to come too. But for the love of God, don’t embarrass me by ordering some fancy highbrow cheese.