Bob Gordon is general counsel of Safeway, the major grocery chain. He gets to speak to the annual stockholders meeting. He used the occasion to make a putative joke about President Obama getting a pair of genuine Razorback Hogs in exchange for Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi. Secret Service man called it a good trade. Hilarity ensues.
Elsewhere, others were not amused. Then Gordon gave one of those "if anybody was offended ... " apologies. Who could be offended by use of a billion-dollar corporation's annual meeting to compare two accomplished women to pigs? U.S. Rep. George Miller is among those NOT laughing.
Dick of the day.
I used to think I regretted Kroger's takeover of the old neighborhood Safeway. Maybe not. (Though the continued decline of my Kroger is a whole 'nother book. Now the dog food they stocked for my pooch's 11 years is gone.)
UPDATE: Here's another yuk for our troglodyte readers who think pig jokes are funny. Safeway suspended an employee who stopped a man from beating his pregnant girlfriend. ROFLMAO!
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