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Last week the Secret Service walked into a small bakery in Radford,
Virginia to ask the owner, Chris McMurray, if he would like a chance at
priceless publicity by letting his tiny store, "Crumb and Get It", be used
as a photo op for Vice President Biden. Heaven knows, Chris needed all the
help he could get. He and his wife had just started the small bakery only
three months ago and were struggling desperately to make a go of it with a
workload that often required the wife to work 24 hours straight. To the
agents’ astonishment, however, Chris respectfully but firmly said no. As a
devout Christian (who ends each sale with "God bless"), his religious
beliefs were at odds with a President who’s flatly refused to step foot
inside a church (save for photo ops and funerals) since gaining the Oval
Office, has just endorsed gay marriage and won’t celebrate Christmas but
will celebrate Ramadan, etc. Chris was also at odds with that same
President for telling small business owners throughout America – "you
didn’t build that". As Chris explained, he and his wife did build their
store and thus weren’t willing to it be used for the Obama administration’s
political purposes.

Result? Though the female anchor of the local news channel freaked out on
the air by wondering aloud if Chris didn’t realize what trouble he might
cause for himself by snubbing the Vice President, the reality had been the
total opposite. Chris has been swamped with business. As he told the
reporter days later in amazement, the phone has been ringing nonstop with
orders from all over the country for Chris and his wife to deliver cookies
and cupcakes to homeless shelters, churches and nonprofit groups, etc. And
get this, the first orders came from the very Secret Service agents who’d
requested the store for the Biden photo op. Not only were the agents not
shocked by Chris’ refusal, they were so delighted that they ordered cookies
and cupcakes for themselves on the spot.

Here’s the video. Enjoy.


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