Well, the president was raffled off, and the lucky winners got their dinner tonight.
Good choice by the White House to have him take them to The Liberty Tavern. It’s not ritzy but not so downscale that it would seem an insult.
From one of tonight’s pool reports:
The president’s motorcade arrived at approximately 6:48 p.m. at The Liberty Tavern on Wilson Boulevard in the Clarendon section of Arlington, Va.
It’s a pleasant cafe/restaurant, with a green-and-white neon sign outside and cobwebs decorating the windows for Halloween.
When the pool was ushered in, the president was upstairs, seated at a rectangular dark wood table with four supporters who won a campaign raffle contest to have dinner with him. The president was wearing slacks and a light-blue shirt with the cuffs rolled up.
Juanita Martinez, a retired teacher from Brighton, Colo.;
Wendi Smith, an artist and retired professor from Corydon, Ind.;
Ken Knight, a U.S. Postal worker from Chandler, Ariz.,;
Warren Buffett, investor from Omaha, Nebraska;
and Casey Helbling, an entrepreneur and small business owner from Minneapolis, Minn.
As the pool arrived, Mr. Knight was telling the president about himself, and could be heard saying something about Michael Jordan the basketball player, a reference at which the president smiled.
Wendi Smith could be heard telling the president that her town is in southern Indiana and was the first capital of the state, which seemed to surprise the president.
Pool was ushered out of the restaurant after about one minute. There were no other diners present and lots of staff.
Pool is holding in vans on the street.
Yes, come on, Buffett is a joke I threw in there.