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Barack in Philly in the last hour or so (this is real, I just transcribed it):

"I was in a small town in Ohio the other day... this was two days ago, I was doing a bus tour about jobs, in southern Ohio, and I went to a town called Georgetown, in Ohio... probably has a few thousand people.  We stopped by a diner -- I was with the governor there -- because I wanted a piece of pie."

Voice from crowd  "I got some pie!"



"You got some pie?  What kind of pie?  You baked some pie?  What'd you make?  Sweet potato pie?...

Well, they didn't have sweet potato pie in Georgetown... so, we ended up, I had some coconut cream pie, the governor had some lemon meringue pie... and, the waiters there, they wanted to take a picture with me, because they said that the owner was a die-hard Republican... they said 'we're going to take this picture so we can give him a hard time.'  

But right as we're taking the picture, the owner walks out.  

He's got our pie.

And he says, he says 'Here you go Senator, here's your pie.'  

I said, 'I hear you're a die-hard Republican.'  

He says 'That's right.'  

I said, 'How's business?'"

I don't know how well it comes across in transcript, but that hit like a punch in the Republicans' gut that even the audience felt.  

Just thought I'd toss this up here, because it was VERY effective, and, most important, because it involves pie, so Kossacks Need To Know.

Update:  Already diaried!  WITH VIDEO!    Apologies and kudos to Pragmaticus and Citizen Rat.  (Sorry, I searched for 'pie,' but didn't look hard enough...)

Originally posted to Irfo on Sat Oct 11, 2008 at 06:29 AM PDT.


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