President Obama Urged to Issue ‘Dijon-Gate Pardons’

May 8, 2009

GLENVIEW, Ill., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — GREY POUPON has issued an open letter to President Barack Obama urging him to grant “pardons” to all Americans who have ever been criticized for their love of Dijon mustard.

“We believe that all Americans should have the option to exercise their freedom of taste,” said Christie Crouch, brand manager for GREY POUPON. “When we learned that President Obama was criticized for ordering a hamburger with Dijon mustard — now known as ‘Dijon-gate’ — we decided to take a stand by urging the President to issue ‘Pardon Me For Loving Dijon’ proclamations in support of condiment lovers everywhere.”

A copy of the letter appears below and can be viewed at www.greypouponpardon.com, where classic GREY POUPON “Pardon Me” television commercials can also be seen.

    May 8, 2009

    The Honorable Barack H. Obama
    President of the United States
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20006

    Dear Mr. President:

    We applaud you, Mr. President, for exercising your freedom of taste when
    recently ordering a burger with Dijon mustard. We're always happy to see
    people use Dijon mustard to add flair and flavor to their favorite foods.
    The right to choose condiments freely is quintessentially American and
    embodies the spirit of our democracy.

    So we urge you to respond to "Dijon-gate" by issuing a "pardon" to any
    American who has ever been criticized for putting a liberal spread of
    Dijon mustard on a burger or a conservative dollop on a ham & cheese
    sandwich. These "Pardon Me for Loving Dijon" proclamations will empower
    the millions of Dijon mustard-loving Americans to ask for their favorite
    condiment with pride.

    Respectfully yours,

    The GREY POUPON Team

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