Obama’s Waffle Controversy… What Would Michelle Do?

“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.

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10 Responses to “Obama’s Waffle Controversy… What Would Michelle Do?”

  1. yojimbo Says:

    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:)

  2. Paco Says:

    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.

  3. Dminor Says:

    Gee, we’re usually the ones asked to swallow his waffle.

  4. yojimbo Says:


    Sorta like ” I may not know where the beef is but I’m damn sure this is my waffle, so vote for me”

  5. colonelmilquetoast Says:

    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.

  6. Ash Says:

    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:

    “It is becoming clear in this time of economic boom that all working families are beginning to wonder, “Where is our share in this? Where is our waffle?” And I say to those working families, we will provide that waffle. previous Governments have failed you, but my Government will not. The Rudd Government will give you your waffle.

    It’s time for all Australians to get their waffles. The previous Government didn’t give you the waffles you are due, but a Rudd Government will. Australia is no longer a country where only the wealthy get their waffles. All working families of Australia will now be able to sit down with their partners and any children, and will be able to eat their waffles. The most important question facing us has now been answered, and answered by me, Kevin Rudd. Ask no more, “Why can’t I just eat my waffle?”, because it has been answered. The Rudd Government has set up a Waffle Hotline, where you can listen to a collection of my favourite speeches made by me, Kevin Rudd. The Waffle Hotline number is 1800-WAF-FLE.

    Are there any questions?”

  7. yojimbo Says:

    John McCain could always reply with: “But where are the taxpayers’ waffles?”

  8. Paco Says:

    Haw! Very good, Ash and Yojimbo!

    We’ve got to make sure that our children will have waffles.

  9. Angus Dei Says:

    Why can’t I just carry my guns?

  10. yojimbo Says:

    NYT Headline

    The looming waffle crisis!

    Women, children, minorities and Vermont maple tree exploiters hurt first!

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