Obama a “hottie” in Buffalo, where they need “freakin” jobs
Perhaps that’s how they greet visitors in the region famous for spicy chicken wings.
“You’re a hottie with a smokin’ little body,” Luann Haley, 45, said to President Barack Obama when he stopped in at Duff’s Famous Wings during a visit to Buffalo, New York.
For that she got a big hug from the president who said his wife, Michelle, would be watching on television.
“That’s alright,” Haley said. “Hi Michelle, eat your heart out.”
(We’re thinking that the first lady, who is trying to eradicate obesity, would more likely be upset that her husband ordered 10 chicken wings – five regular, five extra spicy).
But the passions in the city near Niagara Falls clearly can run hot and cold.
A billboard in the economically troubled region stated “Dear Mr. President, I need a freakin job. Period.”
Obama did not pass by the sign during his time in Buffalo, but his message was all about the economy.
“I won’t stand here and pretend that we’ve climbed all the way out of the hole. There are too many folks right here in Buffalo and all across the country who are still hurting,” Obama said.
“But I want to just say to Buffalo — I want to say to all of you and I want to say to America, we can say beyond a shadow of a doubt, today we are headed in the right direction,” he said.
Photo credit: Reuters/Jim Young (Obama pays for food order at Duff’s Famous Wings Restaurant in Buffalo, New York), Reuters/Gary Wiepert (men wearing chicken drumstick hats at chicken wing festival in Buffalo in 2008)