The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, May 13, 2005

Man, those are some expensive shoes, Senator Frist.

More than $200 a pair? Pretty posh. This is the sort of story that can really make your day. A piece of the text:

"Apparently, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist swung by an Allen-Edmonds shoe store today, and like many working families in Tennessee do all the time, picked up two pairs of shoes totaling $530. What he didn’t realize, however, was that the Allen-Edmonds was located in the same building as the offices of Americans United to Protect Social Security.

So, while Frist shopped, AUPSS staffers got organized. By the time he was done, dozens of protestors had assembled to chant, “Senator Frist Don’t Privatize” and “Hands Off My Social Security.” He doesn’t look like he’s having a good time."

Follow the link above for photos of Frist looking pensive. Several astute commenters point out that he opted not to buy shoes by the manufacturer in his own state: Johnston & Murphy. Hey, I own a pair of those! Oh, and you can't blame the protestors for looking pretty smug in these shots.