Wednesday, April 11, 2007

He Didn't Miss By Much

OTB chastises Rudi for this article where he "wrongly stated the prices."
But when asked about more mundane matters — like the price of some basic staples — Giuliani had trouble with a reporter’s question. “A gallon of milk is probably about a $1.50, a loaf of bread about a $1.25, $1.30,” he said.
A check of the Web site for D’Agostino supermarket on Manhattan’s Upper East Side showed a gallon of milk priced at $4.19 and a loaf of white bread at $2.99 to $3.39. In Montgomery, Ala., a gallon of milk goes for about $3.39 and bread is about $2.

A note that the article down-plays, Rudy was in Montgomery, AL speaking to people FROM Montgomery, AL, and yet they took the prices of the highest they could find, the Upper East Side.

Rudi's figures weren't a bad guess. Here in Cookeville Kroger brand bread is a mere $0.88 with other known brands being about $1.80, and milk, is a $2.58. That's a savings of $3.72 from the Upper east side, $1.93 from the prices in Montgomery, AL, and on top of that, Rudy's figures are only $0.66 short of the ACTUAL price of bread and milk in Cookeville, TN.

So from where I'm at...he's right on the money.