News, but not the serious kind
Have you had the meatloaf here, Hillary?
Blog Guy, I read that President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went to a NATO summit in Portugal. What the heck do they do at a thing like that?
The first item of business at those major international summits is to put in their lunch order.
Lunch order? That’s what they’re doing? They look confused.
Sure. Some of these lunch menus, it’s hard to tell whether any side dishes come with the entree, or if a beverage is included, or what the local word for ketchup is. And if you get the combo platter does that include your dessert, and if so is it a good one, like pie, or just some bogus foreign dessert, like flan?
Plus, is the tip included, or is this one of those countries where nobody expects a tip, and so on and so forth…
Gosh, in that one picture it looks like Barack Obama and David Cameron are both trying to sneak a look at Clinton’s lunch order.
Yeah, I imagine they’re sneaking a look at her room number so they can charge their lunches to her. It’s an old business travel trick I’ve used myself.
What is Clinton saying to Obama in that bottom photo? It looks very serious.
Let’s see. According to the official transcript she’s saying, “So Mr. President, you gonna eat that pickle?”
Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. President Barack Obama attend the opening session of the NATO Summit in Lisbon November 19, 2010.
REUTERS photos by Yves Herman and Kevin Lamarque