Monday, August 02, 2004
John Kerry, friend to the little guy: The other day the Kerrys and Edwards stopped at a Wendy's fast food joint to celebrate the Edwards' anniversary.
Apparently, according to some news reports, Mrs. Heinz Kerry had to be enlightened by her husband about what exactly "chili" was (that's the meal, not the country). Well, it turns out that it was only an appetizer.
While Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry and his running mate, John Edwards, and their families were having a “lite” lunch at Wendy’s in the Town of Newburgh Friday, drumming up local support right after the national convention in Boston, their real lunches were waiting on their bus.
A member of the Kerry advance team called Nikola’s Restaurant at the Newburgh Yacht Club the night before and ordered 19 five-star lunches to go that would be picked up at noon Friday. Management at the restaurant, which is operated by CIA graduate chef Michael Dederick, was told the meals would be for the Kerry and Edwards families and actor Ben Affleck who was with them on the tour.
The gourmet meals to go included shrimp vindallo, grilled diver sea scallops, prosciutto, wrapped stuffed chicken, and steak salad. The meals came to about $200.
Well, it sounds better than Wendy's to me.