Obama, Biden step out for a hamburger
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.
- Photo credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque (Obama gets served a burger.)