Saturday, November 15, 2008

Lame Duck Dines on Quail

The world economy is in meltdown mode. People are losing jobs, homes, life savings, pensions and more. The backbone of the U.S. economy, the automobile manufacturer's Big 3, are tottering on the brink of bankruptcy, bankruptcies whose shock waves would ripple out to millions of households.

So, last night visiting heads of state of 20 countries met at the White House for a dinner held on the eve of a financial summit prompted by global economic distress. There was a "Full Plate at White House for G20: Economic Talk and Quail." (WaPo)

And quail? Is this a meeting of AIG bailout-billionaires?

No, it's a meeting of twenty world leaders, representing 90% of the world economy, meeting to discuss "global economic distress," who at their "working dinner" are dining on, among other delicacies: "... fruitwood-smoked quail, thyme-roasted rack of lamb and baked Vermont brie with walnut crostini, along with three wines."

The theme of the meeting is "Let Them Eat Cake."

These heads of state who allowed or fostered the deregulated "globalization" of the world economy have no shame. Especially the host, The Decider, who will happily dine on lame-duck until he dumps his eight years of garbage on Barack Obama on January 20.


JoAnne said...

This was a state dinner for 20 of the World Leaders....and there is a certain expectation for those affairs. Would you have preferred that the White House serve p-nut butter and jelly sandwiches to show the world how poor we've become in America? And how insulted do you suppose the leaders would have been, had they NOT been served a nice dinner with a little pomp to it?

Truth Hunter said...

You make a point, Joanne, IF this wasn't a dinner to address a failing world economy. IF these leaders had nothing to do with that failure. And, IF there were really expectations that this was more than a photo op.

Maybe P&J would have been a timely reminder of how the out-of-work, losing their homes Amerians who don't have a say live.

A nice dinner? Yes. An over-the-top quail that most people will never experience? Poor "taste."

Anonymous said...

Two good points...
Perhaps the real faux pas was in highlighting the fact that quail was featured. Wouldn't it have sufficed to call it a "Stately White House" dinner. No-one really expects that Filet of Bologna was on the menu.