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One Decade Later

Jim Shahin catches up with Tom Perini, the Texas pitmaster who was tapped to cater the White House's Congressional Picnic 10 years ago — the same day the planes hit the towers. Perini somberly reflects on the conversation he had with President Bush after the picnic had been canceled, and notes that when he offered to smoke the meat anyway to give to the firefighters at the Pentagon, he was reminded that "We can't have any smoke drifting up from the White House." [WaPo]