So Sen. Thurston Kerry III doesn’t like ketchup? I never would have guessed:
Musicians arenâ€™t the only ones with demands. Even politicians, like former presidential candidate, Senator John Kerry, have them. But while Kerry’s rider outlines specific dishes like â€œSzechwan string beansâ€ as must-haves, perhaps more interesting is what he omits. â€œNEVER order: Tomato based products OR sandwiches,â€ Kerryâ€™s rider explicitly said, which is made all the more humorous by the fact that his wife became wealthy from the $550 million she took away from her first marriage to the heir to the Heinz fortune.
Hmm, I figured he’d be bathing in ketchup, but nope — just the money.
I’m guessing that Thurston’s backstage demands also include gratuitous reminders to the waitstaff to remove the red M&Ms from the bowl and to mention to everyone they see that Kerry served in Vietnam — but mostly the latter.