Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Barack Obama, Restaurant Critic (With Video!)

Posted By on Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 12:01 PM

From the radio station WJNO, via Eater, video of President-elect Barack Obama -- then merely a skinny state senator from Illinois -- tackling an assignment far tougher than climate change or the Middle East:

My take on the president-elect's performance, after the jump...

President-elect Obama handles himself very well here, declaring from the outset that you can't judge this sort of joint by the same standards that you would a fine-diningrestaurant. He offers practical tips -- don't fill up on the corn cakes! -- and also recommends the peach cobbler. Not much more you could do with only a minute to speak and fellow panelists. If this whole leader of the free world thing doesn't pan out, Obama should definitely consider a future as a restaurant critic.

I, on the other hand, am already planning my 2016 run for the White House.

- Ian Froeb


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