Bugging Chris Dudley at Shari's


It's a strange world we live in. I'm sitting at home in Salem watching this Youtube video of former Trailblazer and current Republican contender for governor of Oregon, Chris Dudley, as he is sitting down to eat at a Shari's in eastern Oregon. My first thought is, give this guy a break. He's probably been on the road all day and some guy rolls up on him with a cell phone camera while he's trying to enjoy a meal. How rude. I actually pulled up the Shari's menu and tried to imagine what he would order. I'm guessing the Flat Iron Steak and Shrimp with Stuffed Hashbrowns, side salad with ranch. My second thought was, why would he go to Shari's of all places? Come on, you're Chris Dudley, an NBA star. You've probably traveled all over the world. Shari's? My third thought was, maybe it's the best place to eat in Pendleton or at least the least scary. If you think Salem is slim pickings for restaurants, imagine eastern O.

There are many ways to participate in our democracy. The above video is one way. A better way is to register to vote. It's easy in Oregon, you can do it online. Click Here. Our founding fathers wrote the constitution thinking that...What's that? Gotta go, someone just downloaded video of Democrat John Kitzhaber in the waiting room at Jiffy Lube.

5 comments:

jeff said...

I'm happy to see that unlike another politician interrupted at a restaurant, he did not say, "Why can't I just eat my waffle?" :-)

Anonymous said...

"You are"=you're, not "your". He's not "my" Chris Dudley.

Grammar aside, Shari's was founded in Hermiston. Seems a pretty savvy political move to me, to eat in a quasi local Eastern Oregon business that happens to be very successful.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shari%27s_Restaurants

Anonymous said...

Have you ever even been to Pendleton? They have some great restaurants: Prodigal Son brewery, Great Pacific, Hamley's Cimmiyotti's. Don't knock it until you've been there and tried it!

Salem Man said...

I have not been there. It's on the list of places to see and eat.

Travel Pendleton said...

I have to agree with Anonymous in regards to dining in Pendleton, we have lots of wonderful options! Shari's was started right here in Eastern Oregon and it is only one of many great choices in Pendleton. Salem has several nice restaurants, as your own Gerry Franks knows he has awarded our Hamley's Steakhouse one of his Golden Fork awards. Maybe you should get off your couch in Salem and visit us and try some of our great dining options!