Friday, July 04, 2008

A Grilling Question


With far more important issues to think about such as skyrocketing oil and food prices, and a U.S. economy that's literally at death's door, still when it comes to backyard grilling -- the people have spoken.

Given a choice between inviting Barack Obama or John McCain over for a barbecue, Americans choose the Democratic senator from Illinois over the Republican senator from Arizona by 52 percent to 45 percent, according to a new Associated Press-Yahoo! News poll out today.

"Having Obama to a barbecue would be like a relaxed family gathering, while inviting McCain 'would be more like a retirement party than something fun,'" the Associated Press quotes a Washington, D.C., systems engineer as saying.

And considering that many people think George W. Bush won re-election in 2004 partly because 57 percent of Americans decided that he was the kind of guy they'd rather have a beer with (than John Kerry ) I'd say let's just continue to take these polls with the same old humungous grain of salt-- as usual.

Happy grilling, one and all.

1 comment:

Lynn Sinclair said...

I love the whole barbecue thing ... but using it scares me to death. I think it all started after I burned off my eyelashes when lighting it one time.