Business Booms After Bakery Snubs Joe Biden
Virginia baker rejected photo op with VP
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Aug 17, 2012 12:48 PM CDT
Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop at the Spiller Elementary School in Wytheville, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.   (AP Photo /Don Petersen)

(Newser) – Is "Chris the Baker" the new Joe the Plumber? The Virginia bakery owner turned down a photo op with Joe Biden—and since the news broke, business has exploded. "The overwhelming majority of people have been supportive," says Chris McMurray, citing callers "from Texas and Chicago and California" who order cookies and say "to send them to veterans and homeless shelters. It's been incredible."

It was his opposition to President Obama's policies that prompted the move, McMurray tells WDBJ. "It's a decision I made in the moment based on conviction and principle," he says. The Drudge Report and Fox News have reported the VP rejection. But not everyone's happy. One visitor told the baker he was "just letting you know that I and my friends will never be giving you any business." McMurray told the man he was entitled to his opinion, he says.

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Aug 19, 2012 4:17 PM CDT
Oh man. And this ass hat's place is called Crumb and Get It.
Aug 19, 2012 11:27 AM CDT
Shoot the whole country will boom once Obama and Biden are floating off to Hawaii ,well? that is if they want them there anymore! may have to find an island,You know they are two very angry disturbed people deep down inside,therapy would be good for them.And now America will have to recover from being run by jackasses!
Aug 18, 2012 8:15 AM CDT
And Chris never did deliver those cookies to the homeless and veterans.