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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Follow-up to 'Media Still Fawning Over Obama'

In a follow-up to yesterday's 'Media Still Fawning Over Obama' post, here's today's example (not written by Christine Simmons; Ben Feller was the reporter this time).

Obama, Biden wait in line to buy hamburgers

ARLINGTON, Va. – It's like this: When you want a burger, you have to have a burger. In this state of mind, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took a short — but wholly noticeable — motorcade ride from the White House to Virginia and pulled into a small, independent burger joint called Ray's Hell Burger.

The two leaders went right up to the counter where the meat was being grilled and ordered.

Each fetched cash from his pocket and paid, and then the pair stood like the rest and waited for their number to be called before going to a table.

The restaurant, which prides itself on premium aged 10-ounce burgers, sits in a small strip plaza. The burgers sell for $6.95.

First of all, most peoople do wait in line to order food - no surprise. Second, do we really care that POTUS and VPOTUS went to a burger joint?

Third, how much taxpayer money was spent so that Pres. Obama and Vice Pres. Biden could go get a hamburger and a photo-op at the same time?


Statesman94 said...

4th - how safe is it for the President and Vice-President to just go to any old restaurant together?? Seems like a big security nightmare...

LarryJackson said...

Plain and simple, this administration is more about celebrity and very little about substance.

The Blonde said...

Buuuut.....what's wrong with the POTUS and VPOTUS craving a burger. Maybe that's all it was. A juicy burger (especially with perfectly seasoned fries) can made a bad day soooo much better, and you have to agree that being the president is slightly stressful at times. :D

Matt Keegan said...

Sounds like a Republican plot to get us all sick of hearing nonsensical daily updates about the president. With that in mind, millions will be sure to vote for the GOP come 2012 when B.O. runs again.

I would say that this plot is working! ;-)