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Chef to Dems -- You Do Chicken Wrong!

1/17/2008 4:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

There's a scandal brewing in the Members Dining Room of the House of Representatives. It involves chicken and Mark Foley has nothing to do with it.

Janie Galmon has worked in the dining room for half a century. For a long time, she's been the chef. That is, until a recent change of management. The Democrats rule, and there's a new sheriff in the mess hall -- so here's the deal. Sources say the new folk have made it so uncomfortable for Janie that she quit last month. That's the insult, now here's the injury.

Janie has some special recipes that have not only been a staple in the dining room, they bear her name -- Janie's Fried Chicken and Janie's Banana Pudding. The new regime in the dining room has asked Janie for the recipe and she told them to screw off -- it's hers. Undaunted, Janie's Fried Chicken and Janie's Banana Pudding were on the menu as recently as yesterday. One member tells TMZ, it doesn't even resemble the original. So it's screw you Janie -- hello Colonel.

TMZ contacted the House Administration Committee, which oversees the dining room. A spokesperson tells us that Galmon was asked to stay, "despite her intent to retire." Sources say, however, Galmon says she feels like she was forced out.

And the Committee added this: "Janie has volunteered to come in to demonstrate how to prepare her fried chicken and will be compensated for her expertise in teaching the recipe to the new food services vendor."

Your tax dollars at work, folks.


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Vanity Killz    

You go girl !

2469 days ago


Good for her...don't let them push you around!

2469 days ago

mickey lou    

And the dems say they are for the working class! Just a bunch of spoiled blue bloods!
Let's do something in Congress like have term limits, put congress on Social Security & see how they like it, how about less pay & fewer days vacation for Congress? How about packing your own lunch!

2469 days ago

We know who is unethical    

That's what happens when demoncraps gain power. They just screw everything up and screw over the little people. If you think democraps care about others, then you better stop puffing on that joint and get back to reality. Both parties are corrupt, it's just that the dems do corruption better.

Stop Hitlery and her sociopath husband. Vote for Obama. He'll not steal your FBI file like Hitlery does.

2469 days ago

agent smith    

Those are the type of people in charge of a trillion dollars of your money, health care, home security, etc? lol.

2469 days ago

wasted days and wasted nights    

All right, Janie! You tell 'em--rubber chicken on every plate until they re-install the lunch lady who's great.

2469 days ago

Ooooo Noooo!    

Speaker Nancy is sooooooo concerned for the poor working folks. What a crock of lies! Just like Hillary who fired all the travel people in the White House and then lied about it. They don;t care about working people. If they did they woudl not be talking about letting the Bush tax cuts expire. Folks, if you make $60,000 per year you are going to get sucked into the AMT tax! We are talking nurses, fireman, teachers, not just "rich people." Time to stand up to these clowns! WE WANT REAL JANIE'S FRIED CHICKEN -- NOT TAX INCREASES!

2469 days ago


Not to sound "glib" (lol), but what does the sentence "So it's screw you Janie -- hello Colonel." Do they mean KFC chicken?

2469 days ago


Ridiculous story. Who the hell cares what the politicians eat??

2469 days ago


Well those darn brats!!! To believe "they" could run Janie off, and then take her recipes! "They" should have left her there as an honorary person in the kitche. I have been hearing about her chicken for YEARS!

2469 days ago


Who really cares? Good for her but if they decide to push the issue she wouldn't win. They have the right to use the name once she uses the recipe in their establishment. Recipies can NOT be copyrighted. And she cannot go to another place and serve the same fried chicken and call it by the same name, even if it is HER recipe and HER name. Once the name is attached to a recipe in a certain establishment, it belongs to the place you used it. Sad but true.

2469 days ago


........not to mention, food has no political lines! Food knows NOT the difference between Democrat, Republican, Moderate and whatever else is new in the spin today. No, it's food, FOOOOOOOD, simply to be enjoyed and to nourish, to bring peace and contentment, and clearer heads.....keep the blood sugar up, warms you in winter and cools you in summer......pleasing to the eye, nose and palate......

not to be confused with freedom fries -

2469 days ago


Nancy Pelosi should run Congress not the kitchens of Congress. This is why her approval ratings are in the toilet.

2469 days ago


oh Jeez- Because cooks feed your pie hole, jerk!!!

2469 days ago


Ok, lets get something straight.... The members dining room was a shambles for years with terrible food, and terrible service. There was a tired staff that didn't understand anything about food. Applebee's served better fare. Understandably, there are members from all over the country who don't know #@*& about food, and they wouldn't know any better if you hit them upside the head with a tire-iron. Progress everyone. Progress. It's about time Congress updated what was a terrible dining room. If you all only knew. Oh, if you only knew how bad it actually was.

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