OK, OK--a gimmick for Inauguration day. Give us a break.
The President gets a personal chef, state dinners and could probably walk out of any restaurant in the country without paying. Of course, there have been some notorious culinary moments: The competent Bush puking all over his Japanese counterpart, Andrew Jackson offering ice cream to the masses...who then trash the residency, Carter biting the head off a live--nah.
Anyway let's just pretend we sat down with former White House occupants to discuss food.
1. You know the story of the chimichanga--how a cook accidently dropped a burrito into the fryer? People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history (George W. Bush)
2. Is there anything you learned from your younger days, before you were elected President? I know how hard it is to put food on your family (George W. Bush)
3. Not exactly what we wanted to know--how about from your days in the White House? I know the human being and the fish can co-exist peacefully (W again)
4. Uh...do any of you have a favorite snack? Brie and cheese (W)
5. Will someone get him out of here--finally? OK, what do you think of the green movement? I am President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli (George H. W. Bush)
6. Enough from that family. What's the most important lesson you learned in the Oval Office? You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans (Ronald Reagan)
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7. So many of you spend time in the countryside. Why is that? I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse (Reagan)
8. Uh, yeah...is it difficult to be that close to nature, to live off the land? I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad (Lyndon Johnson)
9. What do you think of big burritos? If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it (Dwight Eisenhower)
10. Is that really true? The President cannot make the corn to grow (William Howard Taft)