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Eddie Gehman Kohan is the creator and author of, the blog of record about Obama administration food initiatives, covering everything from the Let's Move! campaign to social and political food events at the White House.

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Updated 2 p.m. Pacific

In 35 different speeches during 2010 midterm campaign appearances, President Obama accused Republicans of standing around and drinking Slurpees while the Democrats worked hard to fix the economy. At Wednesday’s post-election presidential press conference, a Slurpee Summit was suggested as a way of returning to bipartisanship, and 7-Eleven is now very excited about the idea.

The company contacted the White House on Wednesday night, through the public relations firm New Partners, offering to cater a Slurpee Summit for Democrats and Republicans. The company is also offering to actually install Slurpee machines in the White House, and in the Capitol Hill office of the presumptive Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), according to a new press release sent out by 7-Eleven. Call it Deep Tan Meets Deep Freeze.

“This is a rare opportunity for a brand,” 7-Eleven spokesman Margaret Chabris told USA Today. “We don’t want to be opportunistic, but nothing has ever been this big for Slurpee.”

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