What Kind of Pie Do They Mean?

www.dickgephardt2004.comToday's Boston Globe is examining the lesser-known qualities of contenders for the Democratic nomination for president next year:

"Like the candidate, Gephardt's campaign lacks bells and whistles. There is none of the innovation or razzle-dazzle of Dean's campaign. That's unless you count The Great Gephardt Iowa Pie Challenge link on his campaign website. There, visitors are invited to 'tell Dick where you think he should go for his next slice?of pie.' "

The subject earns snickers from journalists, but the locals, like a standing-room-only crowd at Mabe's Pizza in Decorah, smile when Gephardt, who has been known to make three pie stops a day in Iowa, describes the strawberry-rhubarb slice he just consumed at the Family Table Restaurant in town."

I'm not sure who would run the country worse: an oil cartel or a fan of strawberry-rhubarb pizza. Feh!

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