Skip to comments.White House (picnic) serves up a tasty thanks to lawmakers (PICS!)
Posted on 06/08/2010 7:37:28 PM PDT by maggief
WASHINGTON Members of Congress lined up near a fire pit on the South Lawn on Tuesday to eat Northwest-style salmon while others chomped down on Midwest-style hot dogs.
It was all part of the White House's annual congressional picnic, and this year the event featured foods from regions across the country for a "Tastes of the States" theme.
President Barack Obama, standing next to first lady Michelle Obama, told lawmakers he wanted to thank them for their "incredible devotion to the country, regardless of party." As part of the event, every member of Congress is invited, along with their families.
Obama said the nation has seen a tough few years and "that's meant that Congress has had to do more on a whole range of issues." The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico means more pressure to work together and with the administration to dealing with the crisis, he said.
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Aww, they threw a party for themselves to tell each other how wonderful they are. Life is good in the Politburo.
Jason Stoller Smith, executive chef of Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, Oregon, smokes salmon on a fire pit on the South Lawn of the White House
WAIT......... I thought he wasn’t going to rest until....oh never mind you know!!! Mean while the Gulf Coast dies.
There is always a hook.
I coulda gone the rest of my life just fine without ever seeing that picture.
not trained and embarrassing haircut
Found this ...
The event is pool-only, meaning there are just a handful of reporters on the lawn. From the pool report, a scene-setter:
It’s quite the shmoozefest.
Directly in front of your pool Louisiana Sen. David Vitter was sitting at one of the tables with what appear to be his three kids, sipping beverages.
Sen. Conrad wandered over to chat with Vitter. Both are in dress shirts, tie-less.
Sen. Scott Brown of Mass. walked across your poolers sight line momentarily, arm-in-arm with wife Gail Huff. Brown is in a navy blue polo shirt, tucked into khaki pants.
Also spotted: Rep. Henry Waxman, Calif., chit-chatting with an unidentified gentleman who’s back was to the pool; Rep. Gary Ackerman, New York, still in his suit, who gave a small wave in this direction; Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who sat down at the table with Brown and Huff.
Reggie Love walked by in basketball shorts and a towel, having been dunked several times in the picnic’s dunk tank, he reported.
Secretary Ray LaHood came up to chat with CBS WH correspondent Mark Knoller, also cordoned off behind the rope with your pooler.
MO or the dog?
“Jason Stoller Smith, executive chef of Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, Oregon, smokes salmon on a fire pit on the South Lawn of the White House as President Barack Obama hosts a congressional picnic in Washington, Tuesday, June 8, 2010.”
Why are they always flying in chefs?
so what did they have “Arizona” style?
haha MO first always
“Jason Stoller Smith, executive chef of Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, Oregon, smokes salmon on a fire pit on the South Lawn of the White House”
Obama + Ponzi Vineyards
I’ll have to take your word for it Star. I’m on dial up and normally, I would have patience but I just couldn’t stomach looking at what was coming up. They (reports) sure concentrated on the dog dragging the marxist though didn’t they?
Hopefully we’ll see the ‘list’.
or even thought about