This just in — Rep. John Boehner’s Westchester, Ohio office was evacuated on Monday afternoon, October 6 after a suspicious package was delivered. The package “was leaking an oily substance” and staffers called the Capitol police in Washington D.C. as a precaution. The Capitol police advised the staff to evacuate the building and immediately call local authorities for assistance.
Rumors of bomb threats quickly spread throughout the neighborhood as police cars and other emergency vehicles began to fill the streets. Thos rumors were quickly dispelled however, when “after an X-ray analysis, investigators determined the package contained bacon.” That’s right folks — BACON.
Apparently, someone thought it would be clever to send a box of bacon to Rep. Boehner’s office to protest his recent “yes” vote to President Bush’s $700 billion financial industry bailout plan. According to NBC affiliate WLWT in Ohio “Some critics have charged that the legislation contained unnecessary giveaways, which are sometimes referred to as ‘pork barrel‘ spending.”
Regardless of the circumstances, we here at Bacon Today stand firmly against this grotesque misuse of bacon. The candy of meats should not be used as a threat, but rather shared amongst friends as a way to peacefully resolve our differences.
Watch the video news report at: http://www.wlwt.com/video/17639337/index.html
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This post was written by Corey James