Bill Clinton & The South Philly Diner

So Bill Clinton walks into the Penrose Diner

But it’s not a joke. It’s real life. The ex-president was working the room on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Thursday morning. Thanks to the heated competition between Clinton and Obama, Pennsylvania (and its upcoming primary) has become the latest battleground between the two. Here’s how the Daily News put it:

Wonder what a seven-week Pennsylvania primary campaign will be like? Ask Nick Poppa.

Sitting on a stool at the Penrose Diner counter trying to finish his eggs and home fries yesterday, the South Philadelphia retiree looked up and saw former President Bill Clinton standing next to him, working the room for his wife - presidential candidate, Sen. Hillary Clinton.

“I was making money while you were in there,” a stunned and smiling Poppa told Clinton. “No question, things were going good.”

The Penrose Diner, located beautifully between I-95 and the Sunoco Refinery in South Philly, was chock full of the working class voters Clinton is aiming for. Following breakfast at the diner, he went on to meet with Governor Ed Rendell and Mayor Michael Nutter.

Something tells us that Bill Clinton is a Greek omlette fan.

At South Philadelphia diner, Bill scrambles for Hill [DN]

[Image via Daily News]

Bill Clinton & The South Philly Diner