President-elect Barack Obama grabbed his lunch to go Friday and artfully dodged a question about the auto industry woes he’ll inherit.”We got the corned beef,” Obama said as he made his way around the counter at Manny’s deli. Asked by a reporter what he thought about the auto industry, he responded with a smile: “I got the corned beef.”
Congress has been debating whether to provide billions in financial help to the Big Three automakers, who are warning about economic disaster if they go under.
Manny’s is a popular hangout and campaign stop for Chicago politician. Mayor Richard Daley stops by on occasion.
“Rahm Emanuel sends his regards,” Obama told deli workers, referring to his chief of staff. “I ordered him his corned beef.”
“Artfully dodged?” A reporter asked him about the auto industry and he answered with a non-sequitur about deli meat. It’s this kind of fellating of President Obamessiah from the press that’s most disgusting about the entire election. Get real, for Christ’s sake. And let’s look at the expression “artfully dodged.” Is there anything more hackneyed than that? Why didn’t Ann “I HEART OBAMA” Sanner just mention Obama’s “trials and tribulations,” as well?
And this isn’t the first time The Obamessiah has answered questions with food replies: “Why can’t I just eat my waffle?” he famously whined.