Then, like a cooling Strawberry SNO-JITO applied to a raging firenado, Chili’s themselves stepped in with a perfect response. Given the situation, it’s the only reasonable reaction.
We applaud Chili’s bold decision to stand by their principles. However, we feel compelled to point out that Pence may not be on board with their platform. In a 2001 profile, The Hill reported that, “He never dines alone with a woman who is not his wife. And when his wife is absent, he never attends events where alcohol flows. ‘If there’s alcohol being served and people are being loose, I want to have the best-looking brunette in the room standing next to me,’ Pence said. As it happens, Pence frequently turns down invitations for drinks or dinner from male colleagues. ‘It’s about building a zone around your marriage,’ he observed.”
Given the Mexican heritage some ascribe to the Margarita, one can imagine the head of the Trump-Pence ticket looking askance at the Margarita Party as well. In fact, we wouldn’t put it past Trump to build another beautiful (though presumably nowhere near as big) wall to keep it away.
Chili’s and Pence may not see eye to eye, but we’d like to think we can make common cause with the ubiquitous Tex-Mex chain. In fact, we’d like to suggest that Chili’s consider our candidate, Rusty Nail, as the presidential nominee for the Margarita Party. It might seem like an odd match, but after a few Margaritas, we guarantee everything starts to make a lot more sense.