No Crumbs For Biden

Tough times we live in. The economy is still the nation’s number one ass kicker ,”AP: This is the Feeblest Economic Recovery Since the Great Depression”, and for a small business owner looking to stay afloat, you would think that all dollars would be equal. Here’s a guy who’s putting his cookies where his mouth is:

This is hilarious… glad to see a small business owner stick to his principles. When the Biden advance team asked Chris McMurray if the Vice President could visit his cookie shop, he flatly refused! Here’s why:

“Very simply, ‘you didn’t build that’” McMurray said. “Speaking of small businesses and entrepreneurs all across this country and actually last night my wife was up all night. No sleep, she’s worked a full 24 hours.”

When “Crumb and Get It” said ‘no’, “River City Grill,” just around the corner, said ‘yes’ and has the pictures to prove it, and didn’t care about the politics.

C’mon! You gotta give it up to the guy! He could have gotten lots of press from the Biden visit, but instead took a stand for business!

Here’s the deal, at least for me. If I was this guy and was approached with ,” We would like you to cater our lunch group today, we will pick up the food by 11 am then will be out of here”, I would do it in a second. Business is business and dollars are precious. But here is what red lined the meter on the icky factor:

McMurray said he’s hoping folks will understand he just didn’t want to be part of a photo op for an administration whose policies he doesn’t agree with.

A valid point and a definite deal breaker. Clearly they would want photo’s not only of him but of his customers hamming it up with Biden, no amount of money is worth that.

Now I’m not nominating this guy for citizen of the year, since no doubt he (like I would) probably factored in the business obtained once the story got out, and he would still have his dignity, a win/win.

A short story; I used to have a real good buddy who was on the Bay Area’s PSD team (public service detail) for the CHP, their job was to intercept heads of state and important politicians who were visiting the Bay Area and provide security, escorts to and from whatever mansion they were visiting in Atherton or Menlo Park. After each detail a short ceremony ensues where the dignitary walks down the line shaking hands with all the officers and photo’s are taken. One day he showed me his collection of 8X10’s which he kept in his locker. A die hard conservative, his favorites were obvious, those of Bush, Kemp, Cheney, he even had one of Nancy Reagan. But also in the mix were those of Clinton and Gore. I never missed an opportunity to squeeze his shoes over the Gore photo’s.

The Secret Service angle was also pretty funny. What would be worse, being on Michelle’s SS detail, or Biden’s? probably Michelle’s.

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  1. Xetrov

    The Secret Service bought cupcakes from the guy after he turned Biden’s staffer down.

    Secret Service officers associated with Vice President Joe Biden bought a pile of cupcakes from the baker who refused to host Biden at his shop — and they did so out of gratitude.

    It’s a startling news nugget at the bottom of a local report. “[S]hortly after Crumb and Get It told Biden’s advance people ‘no’ — the secret service walked in and told [owner] Chris McMurray ”Thanks for standing up and saying ‘no’ — then they bought a whole bunch of cookies and cupcakes,” according to the Valley Reporter (Va.).

    As a result of the news story, the guy was apparently sold out of food by 1:15 today. So much for lost business.

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  2. salinger

    The Secret Service bought cupcakes from the guy after he turned Biden’s staffer down.

    I don’t doubt that some agents might have bought some bakery items – but the quote attributed to them smells like bullshit to me. The last thing any SS officer or agent is going to do is publicly dis the person they are charged with. Those guys are definitely toeing a fine line after the last brouhaha. I am especially skeptical since the local reporter simply states “we are told” without attributing who told them.

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  3. richtaylor365 *

    but the quote attributed to them smells like bullshit to me.

    TBH, I had the same reaction. It makes perfect sense for agents to go to the bakery, buy stuff, and give the guy a wink or a thumbs up, something tacit in support and solidarity, but to actually say ,””Thanks for standing up and saying ‘no’”, I don’t think so. Why risk getting that statement filmed and recorded, then losing your job over it?

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