The Official Presidential Food Tester

 

 

Well, you can’t blame the Secret Service if they do employ a food taster for the President of the United States, or that they keep secret the employment of such a person.  After all, the Egyptians and the Romans had food tasters.  So, reportedly did the hyper-paranoid Adolf Hitler.

In the movie, Cleopatra, when her handmaiden improperly tests the food, Cleopatra insists that she taste it again.  The handmaiden promptly keels over.  When Caesar first arrives and unwisely plucks some fruit from a bowl, she asks him if he’s had it tasted.

What raised eyebrows was that Obama’s taste tester was absent the day he attended a Senate Republican luncheon, he refused to eat.  Maine Senator Susan Collins pointed out that everyone presented had eaten the food and not fallen over.  Still, while Obama eyed the lobster dinner yearningly, he did not partake of the expensive meal.

The Secret Service acknowledges that the White House chef carefully scrutinizes all the meals, as well as the White House chef.  Among the chef’s responsibilities are seeing to it that he or she attends to the delicacies of every VIP digestive system, cultural preference, and religious obligation.

The White House chef – and the taste tester – are on call 24/7.  They could be helicoptered and jetted to any location in the world with a few hours’ notice.  You have to wonder about the courage of the Presidential Taste Tester.  Not only must they have a stomach made of iron, lest they be required to taste some spicy Indian or Mexican dish, or Japanese sushi, or the homemade apple pie from Wisconsin while on the campaign trail, they must be prepared to die.  The Taste Tester must be prepared to face the poisoned lobster the way the Secret Service guard must be prepared to take the bullet.

That he was without his Taste Tester during a Republican-sponsored luncheon must have been a trial for Obama.  He must have been terrified.  He need not have worried; these were all confirmed Moderate Republicans – RINOs, as we like to call them.

He should have been polite and tried the lobster.  After all, all those RINOs drank the Obama Kool-Aid.  The worst that would have happened had he tried the lobster is that he might have revoked Obamacare.

 

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Published in: on March 18, 2013 at 10:48 am  Comments (3)  

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  1. unfreakin’ real, pompous butt. what’s the pay??

  2. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added
    I get several e-mails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
    Cheers!

  3. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was wondering what all is needed to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?

    I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% certain. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you


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