Friday, March 15, 2013

Well, They ARE the Ebil Republicans

After all, who else has so much motive to poison President Obama?

Yes, that was sarcasm.

President Obama took to the Hill this week to mend fences with the GOP but he stopped short of actually breaking bread with conservatives in Congress, supposedly because he didn't have his cup bearer in tow at the Capitol.

The Secret Service won't confirm if the president does indeed have a 'Taster-in-Chief' to monitor the president's food but Republican Senator Susan Collins revealed the president wasn't able to eat at the Thursday luncheon given in his honor because of the security measure.

While Republican Senators chowed down on a delicious menu of lobster, potato chips and blueberry pie, the president was left salivating and longingly eying the delicacies.

Senator Collins had organized the Thursday pow wow, held in the Lyndon B. Johnson Room off the Senate chamber, and paid homage to her home state of Maine with a bevy of local delicacies. She said that the menu included, 'University of Maine recipe for healthy lobster salad - I pointed that out to the president in keeping with the first lady’s initiatives and Fox Family Potato Chips made in Aroostook County where I’m from and wild blueberry pie full of anti-oxidants,' according to an audio clip obtained by the Daily Caller. 'We did have a little ice cream on the pie too, also made in Maine, Gifford’s Ice Cream. So in all seriousness this was well received,' she told the press, after the lunch meeting that lasted 90 minutes.

Though GOP Senators who attended the event enjoyed the cuisine, the honored guest had to exercise self control and watch the others pleasure their taste buds.

'Apparently he has to have essentially a taster, and I pointed out to him that we were all tasters for him, that if the food had been poisoned all of us would have keeled over,' Sen. Collins said.

'He did look longingly at it and he remarked that we have far better food than the Democrats do, and I said that was because I was hosting.'

The article goes on to say that Obama isn't the first president to submit to this practice, apparently it goes back several administrations.

Here's the thing: I can't believe that Obama is so craven that he doesn't kick back against this practice. It tells me that the Praetorian Guard Secret Service enjoys too much power over the president's life.

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