Obama would not eat lunch with Senate Republicans because he didnâ€™t have a food tasterâ€¦ (Yes, I'm serious)
Thursday, March 14, 2013 15:28
WASHINGTON â€” Following President Obamaâ€™s lunch meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill, Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins described the food served, and said the president was not able to eat since his â€śtasterâ€ť was not present.
â€śUniversity of Maine recipe for healthy lobster salad â€” I pointed that out to the president in keeping with the first ladyâ€™s initiatives, and Fox Family Potato Chips made in Aroostook County where Iâ€™m from, and wild blueberry pie full of anti-oxidants, see this was a healthy lunch as well. We did have a little ice cream on the pie too, also made in Maine, Giffordâ€™s Ice Cream. So in all seriousness, this was well received,â€ť Collins told reporters on Thursday after the meeting at the Capitol.
When asked if Obama ate at the lunch meeting, Collins said, â€śUnfortunately, you know, the president canâ€™t,â€ť said Collins.
â€śHe looked longingly at it,â€ť Collins continued. â€śHe honestly did look longingly at it, but apparently he has to have essentially a taster, and I pointed out to him that we were all tasters for him, that if the food had been poisoned all of us would have keeled over so, but he did look longingly at it and he remarked that we have far better food than the Democrats do, and I said that was because I was hosting.â€ť