Pizza ó food of the gods ó is finally taking its rightful place in the middle of the political arena.
During the past few weeks, a clip of embattled GOP presidential candidate and former Godfatherís Pizza CEO Herman Cain singing about pizza has surfaced. Last week, Cain impersonator, former boxing champ and ďHangoverĒ star Mike Tyson dubbed Thursday as Pizza Pthursday in honor of that most delicious of foods.
And now pizzeria owner Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.) is raising money off his pizza prowess.
Schilling has invited supporters, including House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Small Business Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.), to come make pizza with him at Hillís Kitchen on Nov. 16.
The Congressman is having the freshest ingredients flown in straight from Moline, Ill., where he owns, and somehow finds the time to operate, St. Giuseppeís Heavenly Pizza.
Schilling is asking those interested in co-hosting his pizza party to fork over $2,500 for the privilege. No word on whether the pizza maestros at nearby Seventh Hill will be attending.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.