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Monday, April 07, 2008

Bush to goetta king: "What's goetta?"

Malia Rulon reports:
WASHINGTON - The owner of Glier’s Meats, the largest commercial producer of goetta, met with President Bush on Monday.

The president’s first question: "What’s goetta?"
Daniel Glier said he told the president, “It’s a Cincinnati thing,” as he explained the origin of the German breakfast meat mixture popular mostly just in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. (It’s a mix of pork, beef, whole grain, steel-cut oats, and spices.)
Read the new story here

Here's the White House press release....

Today, President Bush met with small and mid-sized business owners to discuss temporary tax incentives in the economic growth package. In February 2008, President Bush signed into law an economic growth package that will boost our economy by putting money back into the hands of American workers and businesses. This growth package meets the criteria the President laid out in January – it amounts to more than $152 billion, or about one percent of GDP, provides tax rebates to more than 130 million American households, and offers temporary tax incentives for businesses to invest in their companies and create jobs this year. These incentives are already in place and are starting to have an impact. The growth package was carefully calibrated and is large enough to promote short-run growth in our economy without jeopardizing our long-term budget objectives.

Today's Meeting Participants Were Prompted To Make New Investments This Year As A Result Of The Economic Growth Package

-- Dan Glier is the President of Glier's Meats, Inc., an 18-employee, USDA-inspected meat processing plant located in Covington, Kentucky. Established in 1946 by Glier’s father, Glier's Meats is a manufacturer of many types of gourmet meats but is most renowned for their specialty product, Goetta. Holding in excess of 90 percent of the Goetta market, Glier's annual production of Goetta now exceeds over 1,000,000 pounds. Earlier this year, Glier installed a new replacement refrigeration compressor for approximately $15,000. When the stimulus package passed, he additionally began planning to install a deer processing facility, an investment he would not have made without the incentives in the stimulus legislation.

And a goetta-less pool report:

Pool report #1

Meeting with small and medium sized business owners in the Roosevelt Room.

No news, no questions, but POTUS reiterated his view that the economic stimulus package should be given a "chance to work" before another one is considered.

He said the stimulus package would encourage business owners to make decisions "that will help us recover from this economic slowdown".

Acknowledging concern about high fuel prices, he said: "I fully understand that not only are people worried about their homes, they are also worried about the cost of fuel."

High fuel prices were among the reasons why "we've got to keep taxes low,"
he added. (Check quotes against transcript).

The pool was ushered in at 1.47pm at the bottom of the meeting. POTUS was sat at the conference table with nine small and mid-sized business owners (see WH fact sheet for names and business details). Also at the table were advisers Joshua Bolten, Ed Lazear, Barry Jackson, Joel Kaplan and Kevin Sullivan.

POTUS grasped a black permanent marker pen with which he had scrawled a few notes -- unintelligible to your pooler -- on the notebook in front of him.

Andrew Ward
White House Correspondent
The Financial Times


at 4:01 PM, April 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is mothing but a publisity stunt that won't do one d@mn thing for the economy. Yet another bush photo-op.

I always preferred Eckerlin's goetta anyway.

at 4:17 PM, April 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh how I wish the story read something like this; Today, President Bush met with small and mid-sized business owners and after the brief meeting anounced that VP Chenney has been fired, and he to would resign office immediately. Prior to leaving the stage he appoligized to President Pelosi for the mess he was leaving to her and the nation. He also made mention of those who have continued to support him through these 'troubled' times saying well I guess if an idiot like me can get elected twice as president then perhaps you should also hold those who voted me accountable.

In a related story, the FBI has seized all GOP offices and several high ranking officials have been jailed.

at 5:17 PM, April 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was Goetta King the name Reverend Martin Luther King's wife?

at 7:43 PM, April 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

4;17 It was an article about Goetta, not mushrooms. Come down easy!

at 8:32 PM, April 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


at 9:44 PM, April 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The president’s first question: "What’s goetta?"

This boy doesn't get out & around much, does he?

I guess Glier's goetta is OK. I sure miss my German Grandma's goetta. She took the secrets with her. No wonder the family can't make it like Grandma used to - can't read old German & it doesn't have exact measurements of ingredients. Stehlin's Market up on Colerain beyond I-275 makes some good stuff.

at 10:30 PM, April 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

president pelosi? gee...glad I have a cyanide capsule just in case...

at 10:37 PM, April 07, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush on Iraq >> "What's a Sunni?" and "Who is this Sadr guy"??

9 more months!

at 11:57 PM, April 07, 2008 Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

I make better goetta than Gliers.

at 6:44 AM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous impeach, indict, and imprison said...

you write:

an investment he would not have made without the incentives in the stimulus legislation.

what you really mean:

i can't justify this investment without someone else picking up the tab. just another case of socializing the risk and privatizing the reward.

at 9:44 AM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were Bush & Cheney to leave office, regardless of circumstance, Pelosi would have to resign her speakership to serve as President. She isn't going to do that with 9 months left in this term and no real way for her to run for president herself. I do think, though, you are right that the next President's administration will use the FBI to shut down the GOP and throw many of its officials in jail. That is an unavoidable conclusion.

at 11:16 AM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do us all a favor and take it 10:30. Give the idiot Westside jock some as well.

at 11:39 AM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The president’s first question: "What’s goetta?"

This boy doesn't get out & around much, does he?"

WTF? People in Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Lexington have no clue what Goetta is and they are our neighbors. It is purely regional.

at 1:24 PM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous JT said...

Not only is goetta regional, I had lived in Cincinnati for probably close to five years before I ran into it.

And President Pelosi? While I'm not only disgusted by our current president, and the current choices offered by the two thieving parties on the table, the thought of Pelosi in office almost makes me lose my lunch.

at 3:21 PM, April 08, 2008 Blogger Cheviot Sports Authority said...

"the thought of Pelosi in office almost makes me lose my lunch.".....and the thought of Hillary the Anti-Christ or Barack Hussein Obama doesn't?

at 5:02 PM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:44 The next President will be Republican and that's the unavoidable conclusion. Wise up or your taxes are going through the ceiling.

at 5:28 PM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


Bush's press release says that his stimulus package will "create jobs." But just read Malia's story:

Glier's first purchase was a $100,000 clipping machine, which will allow him to automate the placing of metal fasteners at the end of each sausage of goetta.

Previously, employees would clip about 7,000 packages a day by hand.

HOW DOES THAT "CREATE JOBS"?!? Seems to me it's having the exact opposite effect - they're automating jobs that people used to do.

at 6:24 PM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...


It is hard to say. Perhaps now they produce more Goetta and those people have been shifted to other areas. If the produce more Goetta they need more people at all ends of the business.

at 8:30 PM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't need no stinkin' sports authorities commenting on the PolEx blogs.
Please go back to your area of "expertise".

at 11:52 PM, April 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is front-page news?
Media coverage like this is another reason Bush in in office and Americans will pay for his mistakes for decades to come.

at 8:43 PM, April 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come to Goetta
Right now,
Over Me.

at 2:56 PM, April 10, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great publicity for Glier's: the best goetta in the Tristate!

Looking forward to Goettafest in August along the banks of the Ohio River in Newport...Featuring the world's only goetta vending machine!

See: www.goettafest.com

at 3:50 PM, April 13, 2008 Anonymous Homer Simpson said...


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