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Boehner: Slurpee? How About a Merlot?

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November 5, 2010

A summit perhaps, but the Slurpee may be optional.

After President Obama's warm welcome to the idea of a slushy icebreaker with Republican John Boehner, the Ohio Republican responded positively. To a point.

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on Thursday, Boehner liked the idea of a meeting, if not the 7-Eleven convenience-store staple. "I don’t know about a Slurpee, how about a glass of merlot?'' he asked the ABC anchor.

 

As Obama and congressional leaders prepare to meet on November 18, 7-Eleven has approached the White House about catering with the drink, rebranded in new ads as the drink "that brings people together."

“If the president wants a Slurpee Summit, we’re offering to cater it with red and blue Slurpees, and we’ll even offer a purple Slurpee since that’s what you get when you bring red and blue together," company spokeswoman Margaret Chabris said on MSNBC this morning.

The mention of the slushy staple prompted a broad smile from Obama in an otherwise somber and introspective postelection White House press conference Wednesday. When asked if he planned to invite Boehner over for a Slurpee, Obama brightened, replying: "I might serve a Slurpee. They're delicious drinks!''

The reference came from the campaign trail, where Obama often described Democrats as digging the car out of the ditch while Republicans recline and watch, "sipping on a Slurpee.''

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel initially responded that the presumptive incoming House Speaker would be willing to slurp -- if Obama would work with Republicans on spending cuts and the economy. On the topic of Slurpees, Steel added: "The new 'Wicked Apple' flavor sounds awesome."

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