News, but not the serious kind
You don’t haggle at Kroger?
Quick quiz: In this photo on the right, President Obama is saying to the Kroger manager…
- “Five bucks for clementines? I pay $3.99 at the Safeway near the White House!
- “What the frick is a clementine?”
- “Do you sell these things in heavy syrup in a can?
- “I’m thinkin’ of gettin’ these for my death panels. You know how many pounds it takes to kill a really old person?”
Actually, the most interesting thing that happened at that Kroger visit was when Obama took a piece of fruit and ate it in front of everybody. The White House said he paid for it “seconds later.”
Well, maybe so, but I’ve tried the old, “Oh, I was GONNA pay you for that six-pound Cadbury bar I ate in aisle four,” and guess how well it worked for ME?
Above: President Barack Obama holds a town hall meeting about health care at the Kroger Supermarket in Bristol, Virginia, July 29, 2009.
Right: Obama holds up a piece of fruit after biting into it.
REUTERS photos by Larry Downing