Via Jammie Wearing Fool,
The feel-good story of the day:
Caterer at Obama Iowa Event Wears “Government Didn’t Build My Business, I Did” T-Shirt
Ross Murty, the co-owner of the Village Corner Deli in Davenport, is a proud small-business owner who isn’t afraid to speak his mind.
Serving up pulled pork, beans and cheesy potatoes for the press at the president’s campaign event this evening, Murty wore a T-shirt that said, “Government Didn’t Build my Business, I Did.” [...]
Murty, a registered Republican, was out of town this past weekend at a Cubs game in Chicago when representatives from the president’s campaign came in and asked his business partner, Bret Dalton, a registered Democrat, if they would be interested in a catering job. Dalton accepted without running it by Murty.
This is how I imagine the conversation went when Ross Murty returned from his trip and found out his Democrat partner had booked a catering gig for the Obama campaign:
Bret Dalton: [nervously wringing hands] “Hey Ross, how was the trip? Good, I hope? Cool. Umm, look, I know you weren’t here and I hope this is cool with you, but I booked the Obama campaign rally.
Look, I know how you feel and all, but it’s a really big gig, and it could bring in a lot of business for us – plus, you know how these campaigns are, right? I mean, they’re not even haggling over price, you know?
So, like… are you okay with it?”
Ross Murty: “Am I okay with it?
I can’t do no more! I CAN’T DO NO MORE!