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Obama Consumes Fatty Food & Asks a Silly Question

Obama screeched the motorcade to a halt outside some greasy spoon in Iowa where the equivalent of South African deep fried fat cakes dominates the menu. From the pool report:

The president made an unannounced stop at Ross’, a 24-hour local eatery in Bettendorf, Iowa, owned by a woman he met at an Aug. 25, 2008, town hall meeting.

Cynthia Freidhof, the owner, amused Obama at the town hall with her description of the sandwiches sold at Ross’: the Magic Mountain (Texas toast grilled, loose steamed hamburger meat, choice of french fries or hash browns, homemade cheddar cheese, onions)  and the Volcano (the Magic Mountain plus spicy hot chili on top).

During the 2008 town hall at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, which was for undecided voters, Obama said he would make it one day to Ross’.

Obama walked into the restaurant around 12:10 p.m., surprising the lunch crowd and the restaurant workers.

He greeted Freidhof, who was shocked and very excited.

“How are you doing? We came to order some food,” Obama said.

He held up an enormous cinnamon roll, about six inches in diameter.

“I’m not sure I’m going to be able to eat one of these,” Obama joked.

He was then given a description of the sandwiches.

“Anybody who wants one, I will buy it for you,” Obama said. “Anybody in the press corps has to eat the whole thing. I already got some takers on the plane though, so we’re going to order four Magic Mountains and two Volcanos.”

“Any takers on the press?” Obama asked.

No one responded.

“You chickens,” he said.

And then – oops – he asked how someone was doing in the Obama economy.

Obama then turned his attention to Freidhof.

“So business is going ok?” Obama asked her.

“It is going ok, it is ok, yeah,” Freidhof said before quickly changing the subject.

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8 Responses to Obama Consumes Fatty Food & Asks a Silly Question

  1. Ugh… He’s like one of those publicity hound Hollywood stars that loves to get the attention of the press and the locals by pretending they are just like us little people…if only for a photo-op. I can see it now. Thousands of pictures of him winning the hearts of the Iowa voters as he pretends to eat a big fat cinnamon roll. What’s up for dinner at the WH tonight? The WH chef is on duty tonight right? Or are you pimping him out for some donations?

  2. Sorry for the owners of Ross that he stopped there. Based on the history of other restaurants he has visited that have closed in weeks. Why in the world who he ask how business is going. Does he really not have a clue?
    “I will buy it for you.” “I’ = taxpayers.