2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has lost the air of inevitability he surely wanted his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination to project. McCain, the runner-up for the nomination in 2000, is trailing former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani in the polls, and his fundraising efforts have yet to set the world on fire.
So the McCain campaign is in something of a state of flux. Carla Eudy, McCain’s longtime finance director, was replaced in late April, around the same time that Marlene Elwell, one of the senator’s liaisons to the Christian right, left the campaign.
The news today is that Michael P. Dennehy, McCain’s national political director, is the latest personnel change within the campaign. The Hotline reports that Dennehy has stepped down from his position and will no longer be with the campaign day to day in Washington, but will remain as a lead consultant in the early-primary states.
McCain’s aides deny that this is part of a reshuffling; on the other hand, Dennehy’s stated rationale for stepping down was that he wants to spend more time with his family. That may well be true, but it’s frequently used as an excuse for a resignation that has nothing to do with family.
Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.More Alex Koppelman.
Domino's Specialty Chicken: It's like regular pizza, except instead of a crust, there's fried chicken. The company's marketing officer calls it "one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had” -- brain power put to good use.
KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.
Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.
Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.
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