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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Cincinnati: City of rare salads


Several blog commenters (thanks) pointed out this story, headlined "Meet Caspar the friendly Swiss intern," in The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper. It's about Caspar Oertli, a Swiss 18-year-old, who briefly interned on the Steve Driehaus campaign.

Oertli did not much like Cincinnati, it turns out.

Oertli is friendly and shy with shaggy brown hair that hangs in his eyes and a big smile he exposes every so often. One thing Oertli is not so friendly about is Cincinnati. He dislikes it thoroughly and throughout the interview sprinkles in the many reasons why he does not care for the Southern Ohio town.

Food? Not so much in Cincinnati. “In Cincinnati it was rare to get a salad,” he says. “You can even do your vegetable greasy.”

The weather also didn’t cooperate. “I didn’t have a car and it was raining most of the time,” he noted.


Driehaus tells the Enquirer's Howard Wilkinson that Oertli, in his month-long internship with his campaign, "never complained about Cincinnati that I know of."

"He was a nice kid, a hard worker,’’ said Driehaus, adding that the Swiss youth was referred to his campaign by a local booster. He did express some disappointment when told his young intern had gone to work for a Republican congressman.

"When I get to Washington, mabe I can switch him back,’’ Driehaus said. "I’ll bring him a salad."

Read the full story here


14 Comments:

at 1:58 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you like that, you should hear Driehaus's staffers rip on Cheviot when they think no one is listening...it is a wonder they did not locate the campaign HQ on the east side.

 
at 3:07 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

salads in cincinnati are too often covered in bacon

 
at 6:35 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go back to Switzerland!

 
at 10:06 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

troublesome...very troublesome...and this on top of a Dann fundraiser?

 
at 10:12 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody should just back off the intern...he was probably just repeating what the inside-the- beltway-sushi-eating-hired-gun-Democrat-consultants-here-to-help Driehaus have been saying.

 
at 10:50 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caspar sounds like a loser. He probably fit in quite well with the rest of the losers in the Driphaus campaign.

 
at 11:11 PM, May 08, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Driehaus, you're never going to get within 300 miles of Washington, so just forget it.

Steve Chabot is going to beat you like Laketa Cole beat her boyfriend's baby mama.

 
at 8:50 AM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Switzerland--known for their innovative salads and fresh approach to vegetables.

Yodel-a-hee-hoo!

 
at 9:34 PM, May 09, 2008 Anonymous Right Wing Xenophobes said...

SOMEONE SAID SOMETHING WE DON'T LIKE ABOUT OUR FAT-LADEN CITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
at 2:06 PM, May 12, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another self-hating libtard loser checks in at 9:34 PM.

 
at 6:54 PM, May 12, 2008 Anonymous 9:34 said...

No, we just hate YOU, wingnut.

 
at 1:53 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

No surprise that liberal loser Driphaus had a piece of America-hating Eurotrash named "Caspar Oertli" working in his office.

I now predict that Steve Chabot will beat the no-neck human slug Driphaus by 15 points.

 
at 3:49 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Xenophobic Wingnuts get worked up so easily. Their teeny, tiny little brains just can't handle much input.

 
at 7:14 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Switzerland: the best place in the world to keep your stolen Jewish gold! And they make chocolate, too!

 
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