I don’t like politics and especially don’t like arguing about who should be president because personally I don’t like either choice this year. But
when politics involve cake and cupcakes, it just makes me smile.
President Obama had a birthday on August 4th, he turned 51-years-old. Apparently the Republican National Committee thought it would be a
nice gesture (or not) to send the president a cake for his birthday. The cake was delivered to the Democratic National Committee who refused the cake and sent it back. They didn’t like what it said, “Happy Birthday Mr. President, You Didn’t Bake This.” Now that’s funny stuff and I don’t care what side you are on.
From time to time presidents say things that are taken out of context and people tend to run wild with it. This stems from a comment the
president made while campaigning last month regarding small businesses and how if, “you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.” I’m sure he wishes he could take it back but it’s too late now and he just needs to swallow his pride and move on. Now if I were the president I would have posted a picture of myself eating the cake with a caption reading, “I didn’t eat this.”
And the saga continues. Yesterday Vice President Biden’s entourage stopped at a mom and pop bakery in Virginia called Crumb and Get It
and asked if it could be a stop on the VP’s route. The owner, who has only been in business for three months, said no. She too was offended by the presidents “You didn’t built that” comment. But the secret service didn’t walk away with their heads down; instead they thanked the business owner and bought a pile of cupcakes.
Once word spread about what had happened, the townspeople bought
all the goodies in the store in support, they were sold out by 1:15 in the
afternoon. It was a win-win for everyone involved. The business owner stood up for what she believed in and everybody including the Secret Service ate cupcakes. You couldn’t ask for a better ending to a story.
You Didn’t Say That
President Obama stopped in a nearby town called Cascade Iowa on
Wednesday. He met with some local teachers and agreed to a question and answer session but noted he would take questions from any person except for "the guy in the Packer shirt."
Once again that’s funny stuff and I’m a Packer fan. People need to lighten up, we have months to go and no matter how sick we are of hearing the campaigning it isn’t going to go away. Just look for the funny stuff and eat lots of cake and cupcakes and you’ll be just fine.
Happy Friday my friends!