Tuesday,October 25, 2011

PRESIDENT OBAMA AT ROSCOE’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES

“Hey Herman Cain, is this ‘black enough’ for ya!”

POTUS STOPS AT ROSCOE’S HOUSE OF CHICKEN AND WAFFLES – “OTR” with member of Congressional Black Caucus — Pool report by Jackie Calmes: “Pool had to enter from the rear, to see booths full of early-dining families stretching and craning their necks excitedly to watch POTUS, who already was at the counter ordering for himself and nearby aides, including Valerie Jarrett, Jay Carney, David Plouffe and Marvin Nicholson. With him was Representative Karen Bass, the Democrat who represents the area in the House. Our camera colleagues say POTUS ordered the No. 9, ‘Country Boy’ – 3 wings with choice of waffle, potato salad or French fries … POTUS, coatless and shirt sleeves rolled, then walked to one side of the restaurant and greeted the diners in each vinyl-covered booth. After he’d shaken hands and chatted with a young African-American boy who looked to be about 10, and moved on, the boy turned to the white man he was dining with and said, ‘I’m never going to wash my hand again.’ For minutes afterward he continued to hold his left hand aloft, fingers spread, as his eyes followed POTUS around the room as if in wonder.

“It was a diverse crowd. POTUS moved to a second section, posing for cellphone photos with from one to six diners at a time, and then to a third, larger section to repeat the routine. … One man with a woman and two children said to them, ‘He sounds just like he does on TV!’ Later POTUS made his way to their table and the Latina girl of about 12 jumped up with a tablet for him to autograph. As the man (her father?) took a photo, he said, ‘If you work hard, you can be just like him.’ … The pool was ushered out and onto West Pico Blvd. … At one point we could hear chants of ‘4 more years!’ … Motorcade traveled a short distance by miles, a longer one by socioeconomic standards, to a manse in Hancock Park for the first fundraiser, at the home of James and Mai Lassiter.”

 Herman Cain: “Wah! Karl Rove Is Being Mean To Me! Wah!”

N.H. staff to Michele: “See Ya, Don’t Want To Work For Ya!”

“I don’t know nothin’ ‘bout birthin’ no campaigns!

THEY SAID IT

“You associate yourself with a nutty view like that, and you damage yourself. And I know he went and he’s trying to cultivate — as all of them are — Donald Trump, in order to get his endorsement, but this is not the way to go about doing it, because it starts to marginalize you in the minds of some of the people whom you need in order to get the election.” –  Republican strategist Karl Rove after presidential candidate, Texas governor Rick Perry said, “I don’t know. Have I?” when asked by Parade magazine if he’d seen President Obama’s birth certificate. “There’s a simple answer,” Rove continued. “Yes, he was born in the United States, yes, he is eligible to serve, and don’t associate yourself with sort of this nutty fringe group.”

“By the way, I want to excuse if anybody smells chicken on me. (Laughter.) We stopped at Roscoe’s on the way down. (Laughter.) I think I have a spot on my tie from the hot sauce.” – President Obama, as he began his remarks at James and Mai Lassiter’s house on Monday.

STEPHEN COLBERT, to JON HUNTSMAN: “How can I trust you? You worked for Obama.”

HUNTSMAN: “Let me tell you this. I was raised with the belief in my family that you always put country first. That when your president asks you to stand up and serve, particularly in a time of economic hardship, you do as told.”

COLBERT: “Are we at war with China?”

HUNTSMAN: “Based on this interview, we could end up there.”

RANDOM THOUGHTS

While almost nothing happens with the POTUS that hasn’t been planned out and advanced to the nth degree (a buddy of mine who lives in Hancock Park noticed security planning being done last week), spontaneous or not, one has to admit that something like The president at Roscoe’s on Pico is just too cool.

When crazy-ass Pat Robertson is calling your ideas “extreme”, you might want to sit up and take notice. I’m just sayin’.

 

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