Friday, November 30, 2012

White Turkey Chili and Chicken Salad

Was there a message in the menu? Could be:
Mitt Romney and President Obama dined together at the White House on Thursday afternoon, attempting to heal campaign wounds over a lunch of white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad.

“Governor Romney congratulated the president for the success of his campaign and wished him well over the coming four years,” the White House said in a five-sentence summary. “The focus of their discussion was on America’s leadership in the world and the importance of maintaining that leadership position in the future.”

According to the White House, the two former rivals also “pledged to stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future.”
Uh, yeah. I'll start a pool or something. For that, and for when hell freezes over.

But I gotta admit I love the menu. And if you don't think this was intentional, you don't know politics. The White House plans this stuff down to the most minute detail.

It reminds me a bit of something that happened a few years back. Take a look at then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's veto letter to the California State Legislature above. Read the first letter of each line and you'll get the drift.

I'm sure yesterday's menu was as coincidental as the Governator's letter.

1 comment:

  1. White House menus are planned down to the most minute detail, but normally for higher dining than this. Now if Obama really wanted to make Mitt feel at home, he'd have served up meatloaf.

    Ann Romney says, “Mitt’s favorite meat is hamburger, and his favorite way to eat hamburger is meatloaf. ... I’ve been making these meatloaf cakes for 43 years, and every birthday dinner this is what Mitt wants for his birthday dinner. Mitt is not a picky eater, not at all, and he will eat anything you put in front of him.”

    There you are Mr.President, but you did well. He ate what you put in front of him.