Political Attack Ad Bus Blocks DC Food Truck from Doing Business
Tasty Kabob serves fresh halal food to customers in their new location. (Geoffrey Malloy).
Washington DC – Tasty Kabob, a small food-truck business based in Washington, D.C., was forced to relocate from its usual parking spot due to an anti-Mitt Romney Democratic National Committee bus parked outside the Republican National Committee headquarters.
Tasty Kabob, which operates five food trucks in DC, normally parks at 310 1st Street SE, the location of the RNC headquarters. A truck arrived late Thursday morning to find that a large DNC coach bus was parked in that location.
“This is just more Democrats literally standing in the way of small business as food trucks work hard to make a living,” RNC press secretary Kirsten Kukowsi wrote in an email reported by National Journal.
A worker at Tasty Kabob made clear that the location was not “our spot,” and that the relocation did not seem to have affected their business. The worker added that their usual parking spot is metered and is under the auspices of the DC government.
The DNC bus, which displayed slogans criticizing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s business background, had been issued a permit from the District Department of Transportation to occupy multiple metered parking spots for the day.
Signs stating “Reserved No Parking” were wrapped around the meters, indicating the spots would be occupied from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse refused to comment on the operation. “We’re not conducting interviews with y’all,” he told a Daily Caller intern while lounging on the bus. At the DNC headquarters, a guard said that most of the communications team was out of the office.
Find the entire article by Geoffrey Malloy at the Dailyer Caller <here>