Five years ago while driving my son Sam to The University of Kansas, we stopped to get gas off the I-70 in the western part of the state. There was a rather large market adjacent to the gas pumps which we entered to buy some drinks. There was a massive display of Hostess products. The entire family of delicious treats was on there – Twinkies, Cupcakes, Ding-Dongs, Fruits Pies and Snowballs. I knew I was no longer in California as I never see them in health-obsessed Los Angeles.
Now they will all be gone unless someone buys them out of bankruptcy. A slice of America is disappearing which I will miss even if I have not had one for over forty years.
More importantly, Wonder Bread will not be made any longer. Arthur Bryant’s BBQ in Kansas City, which was founded in the 1920’s, may be the best darn ‘Q in America and has a real dilemma. They are probably the largest user of Wonder Bread in the world. It was always a slice of life to go in there and see an untold number of loaves stacked up ready to be provided to the endless line of customers streaming through for ribs or pulled pork or burnt ends. I am sure they never counted on this …
Spending two weeks in Ohio working on the campaign produced many memorable experiences, but at the top was the sticker shock. Everything was so much cheaper. After driving from our home base in Columbus to Cleveland to see our friends Dennis Prager and Michael Medved, who were appearing with Hugh Hewitt and Jon Voight, we went to get gas for the ride home. I called my wife who was filling up in Los Angeles at the time. I was paying exactly one dollar less per gallon than she was for gas. But she had the honor of being in the Golden State!
Benghazi has certainly turned out to be one of the juicier political stories in a long, long time.
It will be interesting to see when the first Democrat turns on the Administration and their series of falsehoods and surrealistic assertions.
The best moment so far has been when President Obama channeled Elvis Presley to protect his “Little Sister” Susan Rice. The Daily Caller nailed it when they stated Obama set women’s rights back one hundred years by telling the press that the Republicans should come after him and leave her alone. On top of it, he’s thinking of nominating her for Secretary of State. If she cannot handle this criticism, how is she going to handle Mahmoud Abbas or Vladimir Putin?