Let’s raise a plastic cup to a crushed political party with a classic crushed-ice American beverage – the Slurpee. The risk of getting a brain-freeze headache is worth it, especially when it is the 111th Congress we’re toasting farewell to. Oh, thank heaven for 2011!
Well, it took a whole 24 hours, but since the election 7-Eleven came out with a change in how they do business. Maybe Pelosi and the Democrats could take a tip from an organization that knows how to make money and not just spend it. 7-Eleven has come out with the “One Slurpee Nation” ad campaign, where they persuade customers to “Join the Unity Tour 2010.” Hey, the weather’s getting chilly – and not just on Capitol Hill – so good for 7-Eleven for finding a new way to get us to talk about Slurpees on a November evening, right?
Back in the days of hubris and denial about his popularity (oh, that’s right – he hasn’t gotten the point, has he?), Obama repeated a few times that while he and the Democrats (remember them?) were busy “fixing the economy,” the Republicans were standing around “sipping Slurpees.”
Here’s Obama’s whole melodramatic “slurpee speech,” in case you were out campaigning for one of the successful (as in non-Democratic) candidates:
“We’re down there. It’s hot. We were sweating. Bugs everywhere. We’re down there pushing, pushing, pushing on the car. Every once in a while we’d look up and see the Republicans standing there. They’re just standing there fanning themselves — sipping on a Slurpee.”