Thursday, June 24, 2010

Diplomacy with a Side of Fries

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Ray's Hell Burger of Arlington, Virginia, is back in the news. It was just a little over a year ago that the small, independently owned burger joint made it into the national news when Barack Obama and Joe Biden showed up there for lunch.

Well, he's back!

Today President Obama took another guest to lunch at Ray's. The President and his friend, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, showed up unannounced and chowed down on a couple of cheddar cheese burgers. The two heads-of-state rolled up their shirt sleeves and enjoyed an all-American meal.

Obama reportedly garnished his burger with onions, lettuce, tomato, and bread-and-butter pickles, and washed that masterpiece down with a bottled iced tea. Medvedev had his with onions, jalepenos, and mushrooms. The Russian President drank a coke with his burger.

But the best thing about this meal was that the two world leaders shared an order of fries. Now that, my friends, is detente in its purest form!

(Republicans and Fox news (sic) talkers are reportedly incensed that the President took time out for lunch before stopping the Gulf oil leak or ridding the country of anyone suspected of having Hispanic heritage!)

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