Slurpee Summit

    The Slurpees have arrived. 7-Eleven has made good on its promise to invade Washington, D.C., with Slurpees.

     

    Coinciding with President Barack Obama’s plans to meet with GOP leaders, 7-Eleven launched its national Slurpee Unity Tour earlier this month and the bus landed in D.C. this morning.

    Trouble is, the summit was postponed ’til Nov. 30 due to scheduling conflicts. The Slurpee bus, however, remains parked outside Union Station with its red, white, blue and bipartisan purple frozen drinks.

    We’re getting two bonuses from this silly promotional event: mental images of pols sipping Slurpees and free Slurpees. Because in an effort to not only trump Obama’s Beer Summit, 7-Eleven has now renamed Black Friday to Purple Friday. Take advantage by grabbing a free Slurpee at a 7-Eleven the Friday after Thanksgiving.

    Sketches of GOP members drinking Slurpees are not only welcomed, but encouraged.

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