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Gloria Arroyo and Le Cirque: A Banquet Menu Gone Horribly Wrong
DINNER GONE HORRIBLY WRONG
If only Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo could look into the future, she would have settled for a less glamorous meal for her entourage at LE Cirque, New York. But the shit has hit the fan... and the fan is still whirling like hell.
A sample of the menu...
Golden Osetra Caviar:
An 'old school' quality caviar. For hundreds of years it has been the preferred choice of of royalty. It has low salt content with sizes ranging from large to medium sized and colored from golden yellow to dark brown. It must not be forzin just chilled. Php13,720/order <--- A very large sum when you realize that many Filipino families survive on PhP30.00 a day.
California Osetra Caviar
An all around domestic California caviar tthat has a distinctive and lively flavor. The eggs are clean and nicely separated with light grayish to black color. P4,900/order <--- Average Filipino families have this much for a salary.
I know Presidents have their perks, but GMA has outdone herself this time. t was further complicated by the coming elections and the embarassing governement response to the twin typhons that hit the country. These dragged her popularity down down down... so much that she had to scrap plans for a presidential jet.
And when President Obama stopped by a burger chain to gobble up a short meal... oh well that sure was another blow to Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.