Obama, Biden step out for a hamburger

May 5, 2009

OBAMA/WASHINGTON – Hey Joe, don’t worry about that gaffe last week.

That was a message that could easily be construed from the photo op President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden had at a hamburger joint on Tuesday.

Biden found himself in the doghouse last week for saying he would tell his family to stay off planes or subways to avoid a new flu strain. It sent the White House into damage control.

On Tuesday Biden and Obama saddled up for a surprise motorcade ride across the Potomac River into Arlington, Virginia, to a restaurant called Ray’s Hell Burger for a bite to eat.

Both the president and vice president, wearing dark suits, waited in line to order and each had some version of a cheeseburger. Biden added a little zip to his: jalapeno peppers.

While the huge motorcade and entourage caught the attention of many, apparently the two men in front of Obama and Biden were too busy studying the menu to notice.

After chowing down on the burgers, it was back to work for the two leaders.

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- Photo credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque (Obama gets served a burger.)

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I guess, this lunch, is the President’s way of saying that ,” That’s ok buddy, you’ll do better this week!”.

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Take a look at what I wrote about the 1st 100 days.

http://drmyers.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/ reaching-100-is-an-impressive-milestone- even-for-a-president/

Great for the public to see their leaders be normal.

Posted by Robert | Report as abusive

It is hard for me to believe I was against him. Now I am so happy he is our President and such a normal man with such a normal family. It is just wonderful, I love this country

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