July 18, 2005
Indra Nooyi: Invited to the White House for State Dinner
The Bushes with
the Indian Prime Minister
and his wife
Indra Nooyi is dining at the White House tonight. It’s true. She is enjoying Pan-roasted Halibut and Basmati Rice with Pistachios and Currants along with Hartford Court Pinot Noir Arrendell 2002.
She was escorted by her husband, Raj K. Nooyi, who was among the top 150 individual donors — $27,000 US — to John Kerry’s presidential campaign.
Indra Nooyi is the President and CFO of Pepsi-Co — she’s the one who gave a speech May 15th in which she referred to the United States as the middle finger of the world.
I’m as cynical as the next guy, but really, I just cannot believe the President did this. Scott Johnson says “That hurts.”
Wow, it sure does.
I’m positively dumbfounded. Insult America and get invited to a State Dinner??!!
The only minor consolation is that they served “Mango, Chocolate-Cardamom and Cashew Ice Creams” for dessert which sounds disgusting.
Still. Wow. That does hurt.