Some of you saw me, others of you no doubt heard me, hawking activist-baked goods on 3rd and King Streets yesterday before the Giants Dodgers game. That's right. As part of the nationwide Bake Sale For Democracy inspired by MoveOn.org, my friend Mario nudged a few of us into baking Cookies For Kerry to sell on the street corner across from the ballpark.
I am proud to say that the sale was a huge success netting over $500 for the good guys in just under two hours. Beyond that, the entire experience of pushing carbs on passers-by for partisan politics is not to be missed.
Important lessons learned:
1) Dodger fans are all a) Republicans b) on the Atkins diet or c) scared of 'hippie' kids selling cookies.
2) Women in fur-lined coats will most likely not buy a cookie to get Bush out of office.
3) Men smoking cigars and carrying a glass of scotch will, however.
4) Shame and guilt are legitimate selling tactics in a race with stakes this high.
5) Phillip Morris knows best - target the kids, early and often.
For those of you who missed our table, I have no more Condi Rice Krispie Treats for you. Nevertheless, be sure to drop by the Kerry campaign and do your part.