NY Post Hotel Delivery to Ahmadinejad Denied
It’s time for the annual, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Show, where the Iranian leader comes to NYC and addresses the U.N. at the General Assembly Meeting where he makes a traditionally anti-American, Anti-Semitic speech that leaves people fired up for days. His political rants need no further comment. Instead, we continue to be fascinated by hotels that still put him and his band of brothers up. Also, we’re amused by what happened this year.
That would be the New York Post attempting to deliver a gift basket of assortedfoods and sundries to Ahmadinejad’s room at the Warwick Hotel! Those kind of antics have us in stitches. Since the hotel has had him visit before, he probably didn't want to hedge his bets anywhere else, so he returned again. Ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak at the U.N. on Wednesday, but arrived in New York on Saturday, so the Post took it upon themselves to offer:
The anti-Semite’s special welcome basket — from New Yorkers with love — [it]included such locally procured goodies as Gold’s Borscht, Manischewitz Gefilte Fish and smoked whitefish from the world-famous Murray’s Sturgeon House on the Upper West Side.
If Ahmadinejad (pronounced: I’m a dinner jacket) needed midnight munchies during his visit to this infidel city, there were also plenty of H&H bagels, onion bialys and Zabar’s cream cheese.
Naturally, because of Ahmadinejad’s “controversial” views, security was tight, and the delivery was thwarted with a simple “This isn’t gonna happen. You have to go,” from a US Secret Service agent.
Still, we’re even surprised the man got his room given this year a gentleman threatened to take over his room as part of a lawsuit settlement.
The man’s lawyer claims that Ahmadinejad’s tab will be $20,000 a night at the Warwick Hotel for the President and his crew, whose numbers we don’t know. However, FYI, rates at the hotel go for $365 a night. The Senior Citizen rate, which Ahmadinejad will not qualify for until his 55th birthday on the 28th, is $346.75 per night.
[Photo: CBS News/HotelChatter]