President Obama loves us, he really loves us
This is what it's come to. Washington is so hungry for a President who eats out in public that prominent D.C. journalists are giving us the blow-by-blow, or more precisely, the bite-by-bite, on President Obama's lunch on Twitter.
At about 12:40 p.m. today, CBS News Radio White House Correspondent Mark Knoller (@markknoller) began tweeting about Obama's pit stop at local burger chain outpost in Southeast called Five Guys.
Apparently, the President ordered a cheeseburger, fries, jalapenos, tomatoes and mustard.
Through his next 16 tweets, Knoller describes the crowd reaction ("Oh My God!"), speculates on the ethics of whether Obama's guest, NBC's Brian Williams should pay his own way ("Alert Columbia Journalism Review") and wonders whether Obama was there to check on cybersecurity or whether he is endangering the vegan vote.
He also offers helpful historic insights, like the fact that this is Obama's second known burger run in D.C., and that President Clinton once stopped his motorcade to use a Pizza Hut bathroom.
No discussion of nutrition or food safety here, just a fun Friday note.