aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Friday, April 27, 2007
Shopping with John & Rudy
My wife and I ran into John Edwards in the shampoo aisle the other night...For the record, we didn’t see John Edwards pick out any hair products in the store. He used the regular checkout lane, chose plastic over paper, and put his own cart away before leaving. Edwards may have gotten two overpriced haircuts on the campaign trail, but when he’s home, hanging out with his kids, he goes to the grocery store like everyone else. That should count for something.
Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani hasn’t done a lot of grocery shopping lately - at least based on his answers about the cost of milk and bread… “A gallon of milk is probably about a $1.50, a loaf of bread about a $1.25, $1.30,” he said.
A check of the Web site for D’Agostino supermarket on Manhattan’s Upper East Side showed a gallon of milk priced at $4.19 and a loaf of white bread at $2.99 to $3.39. In Montgomery, Ala., a gallon of milk goes for about $3.39 and bread is about $2.
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Where’s that flag belong? Obama: “In a museum”
In the Democratic presidential candidates debate at South Carolina State University on MSNBC last night, Obama struck a chord:
Speaking in a state where the issue of flying the Confederate flag on the grounds of the State Capitol and other public buildings remains a hot topic, Obama did not play word games. He did not equivocate.
After the moderator asked where it might be appropriate to display the symbol of the southern struggle to defend the sin of human bondage, Obama replied: “in a museum.”
The crowd roared its approval.
I have to wonder what his new fans in the Old South think of that.
REMEMBER TOO: USC football coach Steve Spurrier Calls Confederate flag embarrassing.