Tales from the Trail

Barack and Bill lunching, can burgers be far away?

September 14, 2009

So we hear that current President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton are going to do lunch today.

OBAMA/It will follow Obama’s big financial regulation speech being delivered to Wall Street on the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse.

Wondering how much appetite they’re going to have after a speech on financial collapse and during an almost inevitable discussion about healthcare reform — the issue that turned into this past summer’s discontent.

We don’t know what’s on the menu for the presidential meal, but they have in the past both shown a keen appreciation for burgers. rtre2i9_comp

There must be a good burger joint in the area — although we’re guessing since it’s Wall Street, it’s probably Kobe beef and that’s probably not in the budget, what with the deficit and all…

THIS JUST IN: The presidents are lunching at Il Mulino, the fare on the menu looks a tad more culinary-involved than burgers…

UPDATE: Lunch is over, no burgers were had, the presidents opted for fish…

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Photo credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque (Obama receives his order at Ray’s Hell Burger in Virginia). Reuters/Dylan Martinez (Clinton eats chip at pub in England)

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