Monday, September 29, 2008

Sarah Palin & Cheesesteaks...Whiz, Wid!

Palin Stumps At Cheesesteak Shop In Philadelphia
9/27/2008, 8:16 p.m. EDT
The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin takes her cheesesteak with Cheese Whiz and onions. (whiz, wid, not unlike your humble blogger)

The Republican vice presidential candidate made a brief campaign stop at Tony Luke's steak shop in South Philadelphia on Saturday evening. Wearing jeans and a beige raincoat, Palin greeted curious onlookers, signed autographs and posed for pictures before ordering two steaks to go.

"Sarah, your steak is ready," a cashier said over the loudspeaker a few minutes after she ordered.

As dozens of onlookers crowded around her, Palin headed back to the window to pick up the order. The cashier told her the order was on the house, so Palin tossed her cash into a donation jar outside the window. A smiling Palin signed autographs on scraps of paper at the window while she waited.

"Thank you so much for letting me stop in," she said before picking up the bags and heading back to her SUV with 14-year-old daughter Willow at her side.

Ordering cheesesteaks at a Philadelphia steak shop is a longtime tradition in the City of Brotherly Love, where the sandwich is a cultural icon.

Palin said she thinks Arizona Sen. John McCain was "awesome" and "absolutely on his game" in Friday night's presidential debate with Democratic Sen. Barack Obama. Both candidates have been campaigning heavily in Pennsylvania, expected to be a key battleground in the November election.

One undecided voter at Saturday's stop said she was charmed after a brief talk with Palin, and more inclined to vote for McCain. Shannon Sampere, 24, of Newark, Del., said she and Palin talked about good bakeries in the area, adding that she found her to be very down to earth.

"She's a very genuine person," Sampere said.
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RR said...

Why is that Philadelphians take this cheesesteak thing so seriously? I can't expain it, but I do to. Perhaps it was that Swiss cheese faux pas.

BTW, my fav is Tony Luke's American wit.

black horse said...

It's a cultural thing to see who can identify with us the most. No surprise at all that Sarah! fits the bill.

Btw it's Geno's wiz widout for me. In Montco, definitely Lou's with provolone, but the pork sandwich is king here.

TrekMedic251 said...

Jim's, provolone and sauce, without.

But at least she didn't got to Pat's! :)

Bill Shaw said...

Your humble blogger and trekmedic251 met in cyberspace on the topic of a cheesesteak:

Anyway, Mine is Geno's wiz-wid, my son, Scraps is also Geno's, but American widout. The Bride is usually sauce and provelone-wid, and "Princess Lia" is widout-widout (plain steak).

This is a great topic for a future poll...stay tuned.

black horse said...

Dinner for me this evening was a wiz widout (and part of a wiz wit) from Tony Luke's. Not as tasty as Geno's, but I took pleasure in consuming the same sandwich as our next Vice President.

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