Clevelanders of course know very well the appeal of the deli with its massive corned beef sandwiches---billed as record makers on the Slyman's sign.
Bush's advice to patrons at Slyman's was, quote, "Buy some sandwiches." In addition to the blue-collar regulars, those joining Bush for lunch included Indians owner Larry Dolan and
KeyBank CEO Henry Meyer.
The President stopped for lunch on a whirlwind visit to Cleveland to shed some light on some of his domestic issues, such as renewable energy and health care. His trip included three stops.
He met with engineers at GrafTech International in Parma, seeing first hand the new technologies being worked on that can help American vehicles run on renewable fuels, and lessen our dependence on foreign oil.
Outside GrafTech a few dozen people showed up. Just as national polls reflect, there was dissension among the crowd. While some came to praise the President, others showed up to publicly oppose his decisions regarding the war in Iraq.
After his lunch stop, he headed to the Cleveland Clinic to hear from officials about how they are working to make patient records available to hospitals nation wide.
His last stop was the Intercontinental Hotel, where he addressed 400 local business leaders on: the economy, health care, alternative fuels, and Iraq as well as other subjects.
Air Force One carried President Bush out of Cleveland shortly after 4 P.M.