“Barack Obama got cranky with a reporter today when asked a question at a diner about Jimmy Carter meeting with Hamas.”
“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?” he said, when asked a foreign policy question by a reporter at the Glider Diner.
Remember, this could be our President. Frankly, the only time I can see that question making any sense, or having relevancy IS, ‘Mr. President, the North Koreans have launched a missile and it is thirteen and one half minutes away, from striking Berkeley, California.
April 22, 2008, 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm
Look on the bright side. He seems to know what a diner is for.
Remember during the 2004 elections when the Kerry clan went into some diner in NY and had no clue about what to order. Progress:)
April 22, 2008, 2:06 pm at 2:06 pm
I think “Why Can’t I Just Eat My Waffle?” is a great campaign slogan. It conveys an image of a “regular guy” who just wants to live and let live, who’s glad to mind his own business, and who’s willing to settle for the simple life – like being president of the United States.
April 22, 2008, 2:58 pm at 2:58 pm
Gee, we’re usually the ones asked to swallow his waffle.
April 22, 2008, 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm
Sorta like ” I may not know where the beef is but I’m damn sure this is my waffle, so vote for me”
April 22, 2008, 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm
These were waffles. Waffles! We aren’t talking about pancakes, here, lame, floppy, unmolded pancakes. Waffles, the food of kings!
Paco is right. “Why can’t I just eat my waffle?” is a great slogan. I just wish politicians could understand it.
April 22, 2008, 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm
The problem with “Why can’t I just eat my waffle?” as a campaign slogan is that it will get politicised so much all meaning will be lost. I don’t think any of us want to hear Kevin Rudd say:
April 23, 2008, 2:00 am at 2:00 am
John McCain could always reply with: “But where are the taxpayers’ waffles?”
April 23, 2008, 7:18 am at 7:18 am
Haw! Very good, Ash and Yojimbo!
We’ve got to make sure that our children will have waffles.
April 23, 2008, 7:41 am at 7:41 am
Why can’t I just carry my guns?
April 23, 2008, 11:48 am at 11:48 am
The looming waffle crisis!
Women, children, minorities and Vermont maple tree exploiters hurt first!