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Queens GOP club to serve pork in defiance of Obama stimulus

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The Queens Village Republican Club is offering its members the option to display their opposition to President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan by eating pork meal at its St. Patrick’s Day dinner.

The $30−a−head event at Trattoria Lucia in Bellerose on Thursday also has corned beef and cabbage with split pea soup, Irish soda and rye bread on the menu.

But for those “who prefer something different and would like to send a message to the Obama administration in defiance of the stimulus package,” Trattoria Lucia is dishing up a slow−baked pork chop in either cranberry, apple or raspberry sauce with vegetables.

Phil Orenstein, president of the Queens Village Republican Club, could not be reached for comment.

Obama’s plan has come under attack from Republicans, who believe the package is too expensive and doles out money to fund unnecessary projects.

City Council candidate and Glen Oaks Village President Bob Friedrich will be the event’s guest speaker.

Friedrich, who plans to run as a Democrat in November for the seat currently held by Councilman David Weprin (D−Hollis), said he will be eating the corned beef and cabbage.

“I avoid pork in my eating and in my budget,” he said. “I’m not a big fan of the pork.”

— Howard Koplowitz

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