Friday, January 20, 2006

Try White Castle, Trent

Trent Lott is pissed. He doesn't like the proposed $20 limit on what a lobbyist can spend on a face-to-face meal with the rarefied and powerful like him. According to the New York Times, Trent opined, "Now we're going to say you can't have a meal for more than 20 bucks. Where are you going, to McDonald's?"

Thinking back over my life, I remember many times when I didn't even have enough cash in my pocket for lunch at McDonalds. Sometimes that meant going to White Castle instead, where hamburgers are only 37 cents. Sometimes it meant skipping lunch altogether. I'm middle class, so to speak. What about the people who can't even put dinner on the table for their kids, let alone consider a fancy restaurant for lunch?

If our media hadn't been hijacked by right-wing nutjobs like Bill O'Reilly and Chris Matthews who spend their “fair and balanced” blatherfests denigrating Democrats, statements like this might find their way to the masses of TV viewers. Poor people who kow-tow to their yahoo evangelist preachers and vote against their own economic interests by electing elitists like Trent Lott might choke on their baked beans. But that's about as likely as seeing Trent at McDonalds.

Thanks to my friend Detroit Gail for her blog which alerted me to this idiocy.


At 12:37 PM, Blogger DetroitGirl said...

We must have been separated at birth!


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