Balloting Bagels

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

While Central High School gets the stage ready, are local businesses getting their promotions ready to cash in on the President coming tomorrow?
From the sounds of it, very few companies are.
After calling the Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Development Authority, most companies are not doing anything special for President Obama's big visit, except for one, by balloting with bagels.
Main Street Bagels will bring out the presidential treatment on their confections.
Instead of getting your sesame or garlic bagel, tomorrow, you'll get a chance to spread democracy along with your cream cheese.
"We are going to have two different bagels," says owner Mark Smith, "One to support healthcare and one for free enterprise healthcare.
And other businesses are using their signs to spread their feelings.
Instead of a Welcome to Grand Junction Mr. President,
Companies like Dare-to-Car"e" Auto are using it as a platform to voice their concerns.
"I just think this is the American way," says shop owner Karen Burckhalter, "to voice your opinion."
Karen was unable to get tickets for tomorrow's town hall, and plans to be among the potential thousand who will rally against healthcare reform tomorrow.
She says she is impressed the President decided to come to mesa county.
And hopes the government will listen to her concerns.
So, before you head to your rally, or the townhall meeting, try taking a bite into the political process.
Main Street Bagels may be a good start.
Both bagels will be plain, the only difference will be their color.
Blue for healthcare reform and red against it.
So head on down there tomorrow to cast your edible vote.


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