Reader reaction to Reuters news
Cookies or pastries?
As Obama left Parliament Hill on his way back to the airport, his armored limousine made an impromptu visit to Ottawa’s central Byward Market area where he bought some cookies, pausing afterward to wave to cheering bystanders
It says Obama bought a cookie. Other media say he bought a ‘beaver tail’ which is a pastry, not a cookie. A ‘beaver tail’ is a much more credible purchase, given it’s iconic nature in Ottawa at this time of year.
We know for a fact that Obama bought cookies, because we got a photo of him doing it. Local media also reported the beavertail purchase, but as we couldn’t verify that, we went with the cookies: GBU Editor
President Barack Obama (L) poses with Adnan Ustun after shopping in his shop at the By Ward Market before departing Ottawa for Washington February 19, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing