The winners of one of President Obama’s donate-three-bucks-and-you-might-get-a-meal-with-me raffles got their prize today and had lunch with the president at a DC restaurant.
From the pool reports:
Motorcade rolled to restaurant on P St. called Scion, arriving at 12:26 p.m. The president is scheduled to have lunch today with four campaign supporters.
The attendees are:
- Kathie Toigo, early-childhood special needs teacher; Yerington, Nevada
- Bill Blackwelder, Army Reserves, Afghanistan war veteran; Fayetteville, North Carolina
- Val Grossmann, postal worker; Westminster, Colorado
- Scott Zoebisch, firefighter; Atlanta, Georgia
What? No bankers? These don’t exactly look pulled out of a hat to me.
Pool was allowed into restaurant for a short spray. Scion restaurant is described as having Asian-influenced cuisine, located at Dupont Circle in Washington. Lunch menu on its website includes burgers, crab cakes, and a lobster Reuben sandwich: prices for entrees between $9.95 and $18.95.
Potus had taken off his jacket and had his shirtsleeves rolled up. The restaurant appeared to be empty of any other diners. Potus and his four supporters were at a table in the middle of the room with only place settings and filled water glasses.
Potus was engaging his supporters in small talk, asking about their children and where each was from, how long they had lived there.
One supporter said he had a question to ask the president from his 6-yr. old, but he did not ask it with pool in the room.
Pool was ushered out after a minute or two and is holding near vans. There is a small crowd gathered on the street corner across from the restaurant.
No word on what they ate. I assume NOT the lobster reuben, which is what I would have ordered, assuming the candidate is paying.