August 3, 2010

"a 2 A.M. snack of grilled cheese sandwiches, brownies and popcorn..."

Offered to the guests at Chelsea Clinton's wedding....

It's nice to think that the hyper-glamorous affair went humble and comfy as the night wore on. Or am I being a chump to consume this PR that's intended to make people — face it, women — think the Clintons are just folks?

55 comments:

aronamos said...

I'm sure Michelle Obama will have something to say about THAT "healthy" meal.

wv: coushand.
The father of the bride.

tim maguire said...

I'd like to think that the 3 million dollar affair was for Bill and Hilary's friends and the 2:00 AM munchies were for Chelsea's friends.

Palladian said...

2 A.M. munchies? I guess the guests inhaled.

Anyway, I don't know about the rest of you, but I can't wait for more dispatches from the Lifestyles of the Rich, Famous and Powerful. It's quite comforting to know that at least someone has a lot of money to spend on nothing.

Triangle Man said...

The grilled cheese was imported Gruyere, and the sandwiches were served on a bed of arugula and paired with Chardonnay.

Triangle Man said...

2 A.M. munchies? I guess the guests inhaled.


Dude...brownies. No inhalation.

victoria said...

No one thinks that the Clintons are "just folks". Really, who cares how much they paid for the wedding. This is good for the economy, pumping money in to the coffers of the community, the state and the off duty cops who made some overtime. Woo Hoo! All of us capitalists should be happy that somebody is spending money. Good for you, Chels, hope everyone had a whale of a good time. Mazel tov. A long and happy marriage.
Triangle Man, if that is accurate, yum!!!

Vicki from Pasadena

Original Mike said...

I vote chump.

Scott said...

I love grilled cheese sandwiches.

One of my old bosses stopped by my desk today. She has, at 40, discovered that her lifelong severe asthma has been caused by an immune disorder that relates to a protein in dairy products. As long as she stays away from milk, cheese, sour cream, etc., she can breathe freely.

She loves the relief she's getting, but she told me she would still miss cheese.


wv: demblam: The sound of one political party when it implodes.

MadisonMan said...

Thank goodness they didn't offer Egg Salad.

Geoff Matthews said...

I would hope that republicans and democrats could agree that grilled cheese sandwiches are awesome.

former law student said...

The article says they were offered these for their ride home. I'm guessing they were selected specifically to communicate that the party was over -- don't stick around in the hopes of getting any caviar or foie gras. ("At 4 AM the remaining guests were offered ice water and rice cakes.")

Kirstin said...

I've read that Chelsea is a vegan and is allergic to wheat.

The Clintons aren't just folks. They're nouveau riche.

Scott said...

@Geoff: Yes. We can hold hands and sing Kumbaya.

victoria said...

Kristin, So what. Old riche is better than nouveau riche?

Who cares


Vicki

Scott said...

Oh, what a friend we have in cheeses.

GMay said...

Looks like Vicki just became a Reaganomics fan.

Looks like she's finally growing up.

traditionalguy said...

They served the Republicans Cheese Doodles.

ricpic said...

Like finds like. A Clinton crook found a Mezvinsky crook. Now a whole lifetime of screwing the peasantry to look forward to. And all done to a constant chorus of how wonderful they are from the lackey press.

MadisonMan said...

A Clinton crook found a Mezvinsky crook

Do let's assign the sins of the parents to their children.

AJ Lynch said...

I like my grilled cheese a little burnt.

Btw- the Bush daughter got married while her Dad was still president and yet there was way less press hubbub- not even a front page picture in the Philly Inquirer. I wonder why?

garage mahal said...

Just had a grilled cheese last night with 4 yr old cheddar from Ehlenbachs. Damn tasty. Especially the cheese parts that leak out of the bread and create a pool on the griddle that bubbles and hardens. Their aged cheddar is highly recommended. I've had the 7yr and 10 yr old, but its a bit crunchy for my taste.

Original Mike said...

Hey, garage! Hear about Favre?

former law student said...

there was way less press hubbub

The Bushes wanted it private. Which is easy to accomplish when you have the Secret Service to keep uninvited press and guests away from the Crawford ranch.

garage mahal said...

Heard someone talking about it today. What's the latest? Let me guess, he made an annoucement that he still doesn't know?

MadisonMan said...

Let me guess, he made an annoucement that he still doesn't know?

No, he told his teammates that he wouldn't be back.

Original Mike said...

Tarvaris Jackson is putting on his helmet.

garage mahal said...

So it's another "apparent retirement".

Original Mike said...

Apparently.

garage mahal said...

Sorry I've purposely avoided reading any of the hype or speculation today. If true, that's too bad, I was really looking forward to pummeling the guy, twice, this year.

But no matter, Tavaris Jackson will work too!

David said...

We are all chumps sometimes.

This is your day.

JAL said...

fls -- Pres. & Ms. Clinton still have Secret Service protection. Unless they have asked that it be stopped. (And I do not believe that has happened.)

AJ Lynch said...

I believe FLS was born without the reasoning/logic gene.

Perhaps Vicky from Pasadena can explain why there was so little media coverage for the wedding of a sitting president.

Kirstin said...

I could have called them parvenus.

I have no problem with the usual society purveyors making gobs of money off this wedding. Didn't liberals used to call that "trickle-down economics"?

My favorite political wedding was John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette in the old, wood-frame church in GA.

nobody said...

Hillary '12. Jeb Bush '20. Chelsea '28. Jenna Bush '32. Repeat for one century.

garage mahal said...

So the Vikings, who must have had a handshake agreement with Favre on coming back one year, as they did nothing in finding available QBs in free agency [such as McNabb], or in the draft, are now forced to beg Favre to play another year. That is, if they can get a hold of him. Or face the prospect of fielding Tavaris Jackson, or Sage Rosenfels and be lucky to be in 3rd place in the NFC North. LOL

DELICIOUS

Original Mike said...

Pants on the Ground.

victoria said...

AJ, leave it to you to make a wedding in to a political statement. I suspect that the wedding that Jenna Bush had was what she wanted to have, small and low key. I don't think that Chelsea invited the press to speculate about her wedding, but Bill and Hillary are larger than life and people seem to be interested, even after 10 years, in everything Bill does. Whether it is to praise him or malign him, he is just plain interesting. Bush, not so much.

I suspect that, by getting married, Jenna Bush wished to change her public image, to that of a responsible adult. Chelsea was a responsible adult when she was 12. Old soul. The curse/blessing of the only child.

Vicki from Pasadena

former law student said...

I believe FLS was born without the reasoning/logic gene.

Explain how the Philadelphia Inquirer could run a front page picture of Jenna's wedding when no press were allowed to take a picture to put on the front page.

"Jenna Bush file photo" does not compel the reader.

former law student said...

I note that airspace restrictions kept the usual paparazzi three miles away from the Crawford ranch. That would be one hell of a telephoto to get pictures from that distance.

AJL thinks newspapers can pad "Jenna Bush got married today" to front page story length.

"Her groom's name is X. The guests were sure to have included their parents, and probably her sister, grandma, and grandpa. Most likely a cake was served."

HDHouse said...

everyone get a grip. the entire thing was nicely done, the neighbors didn't get mad, the town did well and wasn't mistreated and two very nice young people got married.

William said...

Some of the guests were complaining that there was no open bar and $10 for a grilled cheese sandwich does sound kind of expensive. But a three million dollar wedding doesn't pay for itself, and the Clinton campaign debt will not just retire itself.... I know that celebrities frequently sell pictures of their wedding to People or US, but the videographing of their wedding night does seem a bridge too far. I trust Rielle Hunter's artistic vision and ability to capture all the charm and wonder of that magic night, but I'm sure many on the religious right will be stridently opposed to its sale on the internet. Funny how people who are so in favor of making money get so antsy when the Clintons come up with a new way of making money. Well, the title, A New High Rise Goes Up in Chelsea, is a little tacky if you ask me, but you must give Rielle her artistic vision. I wish the young couple well and hope they get a fair share of the money that the video generates.

edutcher said...

Kirstin said...

The Clintons aren't just folks. They're nouveau riche.

They're nouveau moochers. You can bet Willie and the Hildabeast didn't shell out one dime. All those "FOBs" are investing in favors from a future Clinton admin.

And, yes, you can bet it was gourmet popcorn, cheese, etc.

MadisonMan said...

A Clinton crook found a Mezvinsky crook

Do let's assign the sins of the parents to their children.


Why not? the Lefties do it all the time.

knox said...

Especially the cheese parts that leak out of the bread and create a pool on the griddle that bubbles and hardens.

I saw a place on "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" who makes a cheeseburger covered in a pile of cheese that burns on the grill -- specifically to create that very yummy substance.

I wish I could go >sob<

Methadras said...

Who cares. Congrats to the young couple. This young lady deserves some good fortune considering the horrible heaping of political dogshit her parents inadvertently put her through.

wv = skrull = Now I know what Captain Kick-Ass really is.

Kensington said...

I'm not really all the crazy about cheese in general, but the combination of crispy buttered bread with melted cheese between the slices makes a grilled cheese almost irresistible.

Throw in a couple of bacon slices, and I'm in heaven.

chr1 said...

Right mate that's some weddin innit. I like reading about the Royals in the daily Mail, and this is the next best thing.

Until the magic O, we've had Bushes and Clintons and Clintons and Bushes (and the Clinton administration was just sex between the Bushes as the old joke goes).

What's wrong with us?

We can do better. But fank u for sharing missus. I feel privileged just to read about such an hoity-toity affair.

Will Cate said...

Uh... the second thing.

tim maguire said...

William, don't you think it would be better to wait for someone to object before you make fun of an entire group of people for objecting?

Charlie said...

There was a wedding?

MadisonMan said...

edutcher, congrats on participating in the race to the bottom.

rdkraus said...

I certainly hope they rememberd their diversity and made some of the sandwiches on white, some on brown, some on yellow {ewww) and some on black - bread.

I love grilled cheese samdwiches.

OK...WV = fuggem

Well, there you go. Ya can't make this stuff up.

HDHouse said...

rye bread, swiss cheese and russian dressing.

count me in.

AprilApple said...

HillaryCare.

Fred4Pres said...

Yeah you are a chump.

Now if the wedding was in say...Johnstown, PA. And they served perogies and sausages. And there was Iron City beer in kegs and platters of shots of bourbon...

well that would be different.

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

With porcelain seats and piped-in music in the guests' porta-potties, I don't think their grilled cheese PR machine will get very far.