Saturday, February 03, 2007

If it Doesn't Play in Peoria...

...as the saying goes, it won't play anywhere else.
In town to deliver remarks on the economy, the president walked into the diner, where he was greeted with what can only be described as a sedate reception. No one rushed to shake his hand.

In Peoria this week, many patrons found their pancakes more interesting. Except for the click of news cameras and the clang of a dish from the kitchen, the quiet was deafening.

“Sorry to interrupt you,” Bush said to a group of women, who were sitting in a booth with their young kids. “How’s the service?” As Bush signed a few autographs and shook hands, a man sitting at the counter lit a cigarette and asked for more coffee. Another woman, eyeing Bush and his entourage, sighed heavily and went back to her paper. She was reading the obituaries. “Sorry to interrupt your breakfast,” a White House aide told her. “No problem,” she huffed, in a not-so-friendly way. “Life goes on, I guess.”
Um...could I get some fries with that bullshit?

3 comments:

Lenora said...

Wow!

Indifference carries its own kind of hostility.

red rabbit said...

yes, it does, and how sweet it is.

Regina said...

What part of the article is bullshit?