11 January 2012

Midwesternist Hall of Heroes

It's important to have heroes, and here at The Midwesternist we want to salute those we look up to and aspire to be. Those folks whose actions bring a smile to our face and a tear to our eye. They make us swell up with pride and make us remember how goddamn awesome it is to be an American.

Today's hero: Montana Senator Jon Tester.
Why?: He travels to Washington with a carry on bag full of beef. Delicious, delicious beef.
If you see Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) in an airport, the New York Times notes he "can often be found lugging an extra 40-pound roller bag, which he gingerly stuffs into the overhead bin. His precious cargo is neither briefing books nor an extra raincoat, but roasts, ribs, round steak and (his favorite) rib steak."

Said Tester: "Taking meat with us is just something that we do. We like our own meat."

"Just as some lawmakers cannot part with their pillow from home, the Testers do not like to leave their state without its meat, which they have been schlepping around the country for years, including to a family reunion in Hawaii." 
Amen. We salute you Senator Tester and your traveling beefcase.


MEMBERS FIRST 2009 said...

Does he travel with beef curtains?

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