White House Forgets to Pay Father’s Day Lunch TabApparently, focus groups think ‘lunching’ with white service members (the blue collar vote) and black barbers (the black vote) makes for ‘good optics.’
By Mary Bruce
Jun 14, 2012
Amid the bustle of President Obama’s surprise stop for barbecue Wednesday the White House apparently overlooked one key detail: the bill.
Celebrating Father’s Day early, the president had lunch with two service members and two local barbers at Kenny’s BBQ on Capitol Hill.
As the group chatted about fatherhood, the president enjoyed a steaming plate of pork ribs with hot sauce, collard greens, red beans and rice and cornbread. And you can bet it was the taxpayers who paid for this PR stunt, and not the Obama campaign.
The bill for the president and his four guests was $55.58, but was left unpaid at the point of sale, according to pool reports.
The White House corrected the oversight and settled up the tab by the end of the business day.
But, of course, Mr. Obama didn’t ‘forget’ anything. He is simply used to someone else picking up the tab for him. That is the story of his life. Celebrities don’t have to pay their own way.
Besides, actually ‘paying for things’ is a foreign concept for Democrats. In fact, it’s a small miracle that he didn’t hit these people up for a campaign contribution. Since that is usually the only reason he eats with anyone.
Still, this was a bit ironic, given how Obama had just accused the Republicans ‘dining and dashing’ the night before:
“It’s like somebody goes to a restaurant, orders a big steak dinner, a martini and all that stuff, then just as you’re sitting down they leave and accuse you of running up the tab.”by ordering a steak dinner with martinis, and then sticking him with the bill."Talk about instant karma.
By the way, notice that Obama also forgot to leave a tip. Such is his concern for the little people, like waiters and secretaries.
Also, notice what Obama eats whenever he manages to slip Michelle’s leash.