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My vote: Pizza for president

By John Bialas jebialas@sunherald.com

Pizza is a newsroom tradition at election time and the tradition was renewed before voting ended in the Mississippi primary Tuesday.
Pizza is a newsroom tradition at election time and the tradition was renewed before voting ended in the Mississippi primary Tuesday. Sun Herald

About 90 minutes before voting ended in the Mississippi primary, I chose a slice of pepperoni pizza.

It was among a variety of choices and I believe it was the best choice.

It was 5:32 p.m. Tuesday, time for dinner, and pizza was for everyone in the Sun Herald newsroom working on the print side for a late-night press start -- and on the digital side, where the news is 24/7/365.

Pizza is a newsroom tradition on election day and the slices are excellent every time.



Local, state and national elections always intrigue me, though I prefer pizza over politics.



Pizza has no Ted Cruz, no John Kasich, no Marco Rubio, no Donald Trump, no Hillary Clinton, no Bernie Sanders.

 

If you so choose, you can have a Bernie Sanders drink, but it's not available anywhere on the Coast as far as I know.



Cocktails at a bar in Austin, Texas, have the names of candidates and the drinks are for real.



If you like cocktails and political humor with your pizza, then The Townsend bar's special drink menu in Austin might be just for you.

 

In my pizza world, I could never imagine wanting a Rubio to go, extra Mario sauce and a Kasich calzone.



Pizza has no bickering, no name calling.



Sure, you and your friends might debate your pizza favorites, but it's all done for fun.



I would vote for pizza if it could be the president.



Make it President Pepperoni.

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