An interesting thing happened after I wrote yesterday’s piece on 4th District candidate for Delegate David Vogt and Delegate and Senatorial Candidate, Mike Hough: I got a comment on a page I posted my piece on asking me if it was a slow new day. I chuckled and racked that snide dig up against the messages and emails I received that ranged from “Very interesting” and “awesome,” regarding my piece – and decided it turned out to be not such a slow news day after all.
And, now, for a bit more of the same…at least as concerns David Vogt (which you can read about should you go one blog post down after reading this one or click on the link to the right detailing Vogt’s Sunday…)
Yesterday, on Facebook, in response to my post was the following comment (printed verbatim) where a gent named Randall Nash posted:
“Well there seems to be a lot of debate about David Vogts Free Chick-Fil-A! the answer to all the speculation is that he knows the Manager of the Chick-fil-A! The manager has agreed to go in himself and prepare the Chick-fil-A sandwiches, so there should be no issue!”
Mr. Nash’s comment was responded to by Carol Owen Loveless, a GOP candidate for Delegate in District 9B (Ellicott City) which is printed verbatim here:
“Chick Fila doesn’t open on Sundays to honor the Sabbath. I can not think for a minute the Corp headquarters would be ok with any exceptions to that.”
Well, which of these two diametrically opposed opinions would be true? According to Jeff Quinton, (http://www.quintonreport.com/2014/03/13/no-chick-fil-a-for-sunday-event-for-vogt/) that would be Ms. Loveless, as Chick-Fil-A Corporate crushed the very idea of serving their delectable meals on Sundays by saying, they were “unaware of this event in Brunswick as all local promotions are handled by our independent Restaurant Operators” and adding that “our food will not be served at the event on Sunday.”
So, what, exactly prompted David Vogt to offer a free Chick-Fil-A lunch to those who came to his Sunday Funday? Could it be this?
(David Vogt, Assistant Manager, Chick-Fil-A, Frederick, MD – off of Route 355)
Unperturbed, however, Vogt’s Sunday Funday will go on as planned, although with either reheated Chick-Fil-A or food from some other fast food joint. I say this because within the last half an hour or so, I received news that former US Congressman Roscoe Bartlett will be Vogt’s special guest this Sunday. Here is the message I just saw:
“The Vogt For Maryland team is happy to announce that the special guests at our Spring Fling campaign kickoff will be Mr. Roscoe Bartlett and his wife, Ellen! Congressman Bartlett served the citizens of Western Maryland for 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
David has great respect for Mr. Bartlett, and we are extremely happy that he will be joining us. Several other local candidates for office will be present as well. I hope that you will join us too!”
So, no or reheated Chick-Fil-A and one warmed over ex-Congressman – whatever, David Vogt’s Sunday Funday still appears to be a go.
However, the question I have is this: Since it appears to me that David Vogt and his Chick-Fil-A manager were apparently trying to sneak a fast one past their firm’s corporate headquarters by scheduling a Sunday Funday event on Vogt’s behalf featuring Chick-Fil-A products, will Vogt and/or his boss still have a job the day after – or will it be a glum day, Monday?