This KC Buzz Blogger was heading to Pierpont's at Union Station for a late lunch with a Jackson County politico (Friday is to-die-for chocolate-chip cookie day at Pierpont's. Delish!) when an unexpected awesome twosome came strolling out. That would be state auditor Claire McCaskill and ABC's "This Week" [ Ed: corrected thanks to a commenter] commentator and columnist George Will.
McCaskill was looking radiant in a long bright sky blue jacket (much better than that not-so-flattering photo on her Web site. Eek!) while a cute-in-a-bookish-way Will was in casual trousers and shirt (sans bow tie). Both appeared much younger than the TV makes 'em look. McCaskill said she was dining with the "big man" but was rather circumspect on the details. (The wily candidate smoothly diverted KC Buzz Blog's questions by raving about the blog.)
After a little nosing around, KC Buzz Blog discovered McCaskill's staff had called in a last-minute reservation around 10:45 a.m. Friday. The private dining room was unavailable so they were content in dining in the main room with the rest of us schmucks.
We wonder how soon Will (maybe this Sunday) pontificates on one of the hottest Senate races in the country. And we wonder whether he supped with Talent, and where. (If you know, let us know.)
KC Buzz Blog was unsuccessful in finding out what McCaskill and Will ate Friday or who picked up the tab. So if you dined today at Pierpont's and know those details or are a McCaskill insider, drop us a note, too.
And finally, if you decide to check what other political heavyweights are eating those scrumptious cookies next Friday, ask for Kenny. He'll take good care of you!
Posted by DeAnn Smith