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Monday
Mar182013

King Obama Couldn't Eat At GOP Meeting Without 'Food Taster' [AUDIO]

His royal taster was nowhere to be found.

Sen. Susan Collins describes what happened at lunch.

WASHINGTON — Following President Obama’s lunch meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill, Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins described the food served and said the president was not able to eat since his 'taster' was not present.

“He looked longingly at it,” Collins continued. “He honestly did look longingly at it, but apparently he has to have essentially a taster, and I pointed out to him that we were all tasters for him, that if the food had been poisoned all of us would have keeled over so, but he did look longingly at it and he remarked that we have far better food than the Democrats do, and I said that was because I was hosting.”

According to a 2009 AFP report, the U.S. Secret Service has “always refused to confirm that US presidents travel with a food ‘taster’, in line with their policy of discretion on all security related issues.”

 

 

 

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Reader Comments (6)

Just to be clear for the partisans out there, I would do the same story about Bush if he were still King.
Mar 17, 2013 at 2:04 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
And why couldn't he just grab one of the secret service and use him as a substitute. It's probably a union rule -- no one but the official taster may nibble before the King.
Mar 17, 2013 at 2:44 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
This is such an unbelievable story. Do they swab the food? Use the family dog? Use a child from some Russian orphanage? Just is so totally bizzare. Of corse didn't that guy from Ukraine get poisoned a few years back?
Mar 17, 2013 at 8:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Where do I get a job like that? I have been noticing those 8000 calorie feasts they been eating while telling the rest of America to eat less.
Mar 17, 2013 at 8:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Smart man! I wouldn't trust these R for racist Republicans either...Some white folk don't like it that he checked his food. TOUGH! Blackman is president now.
Mar 17, 2013 at 10:43 AM | Unregistered CommenterDarrick
Maine senator backs tax breaks for offshore wind

http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/2013/03/01/maine-senator-backs-tax-breaks-for-offshore-wind/cVYCLo6LftY00Yq29I1uWO/story.html

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is co-sponsoring a bill to boost offshore wind energy generation, which is being aggressively pursued in the state.

Collins, a Republican, joins Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware in introducing the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act. A House version of the bill is also being introduced.

The proposals provide financial incentives for investment in offshore wind energy. They seek to extend investment tax credits for the first 3,000 megawatts of offshore wind facilities placed into service, or about 600 wind turbines.

The sponsors say the tax credits are vital for wind energy technology because of the longer lead time for the permitting and construction of offshore wind turbines, compared to onshore wind energy.
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Note: Just taking a break from the grandchildren and HTML hell.... If either Susan Collins or Angus King gave me something to eat (or ingest) I'd refuse too... This is just another dog and pony show. The GOP is waiting to strike deals regarding offshore ANYTHING.

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Furthermore, it must be a psychological condition for POTUS... He damn well knows about the plate of shit we've been served.
Mar 17, 2013 at 4:04 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn

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