Obama stops for pies and "hi's"
The Rochester Post Bulletin reports in Obama's stops at Cannon Falls deli, Zumbrota coffee shop a thrill for diners that the Presidential bus stopped in Zumbrota for that most fundamental Minnesota treat, a little pie:
President Obama's visit to Zumbrota was a sweet deal for Dean and Carol Jackson, co-owners of The Coffee Mill, a coffee shop known for its homemade pies.
While he was there, Obama bought a coconut cream pie, two German chocolates, two graham cracker creams, two apple and two pumpkin, Carol Jackson said. "Enough to feed the whole bus."
According to the PB, the coffee shop owners owners only had fifteen minutes notice that the president was stopping by. Read the rest of the article to find out about his turkey sandwich.
The PB also notes that the President stopped to say hi to a bunch of kids in President Obama makes unscheduled stop in Chatfield. CNN reports in Obama Bus Tour's Stop #3: Chatfield, MN:
President Obama made a seemingly unplanned stop at a children's summer camp program in Chatfield, Minnesota. He spent several minutes shaking hands with about 45 kids in colorful "Valleyland Kids" t-shirts. The young kids, ranging from kindergarteners to 7th graders, then posed for a picture with the president. Clearly he needed some help getting up once the photo-op was over.
That takes care of the pie and hi, now on to the lie. Michele Bachmann is involved.
Politico on Bachmann lie
Who cites a family reunion as a reason for tardiness, after skipping the gathering? Mrs. Family Values Bachmann, that's who.
Politico reports in Bachmann skipped family reunion she cited:
On her victory lap of Iowa yesterday, Straw Poll winner Rep. Michele Bachmann paid repeated tribute to her local roots, and repeatedly mentioned her family reunion that day, citing it as an excuse for her late arrival at a local party event in Waterloo.
But Bachmann's mother and two cousins told POLITICO's Emily Schultheis that Bachmann didn't attend the reunion, though her husband and children did. Her spokeswoman, Alice Stewart, didn't respond to two emails asking for an explanation of the disparity.
Bluestem thinks---heck, we don't know what to think about this one, other than as an example of the triumph of the post-moronic style, where words lose their meanings and all that is solid melts into air.
Who wants pie?
Photo: The President gets some helping hands from kids in Chatfield. via CNN.