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Obama couldn’t eat at Hill meeting without food ‘taster’ [AUDIO]
Daily Caller ^ | 3/14/13 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 03/14/2013 4:25:14 PM PDT by pacificpundit

WASHINGTON — Following President Obama’s lunch meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill, Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins described the food served and said the president was not able to eat since his “taster” was not present.

“University of Maine recipe for healthy lobster salad — I pointed that out to the president in keeping with the first lady’s initiatives and Fox Family Potato Chips made in Aroostook County where I’m from and wild blueberry pie full of anti-oxidants, see this was a healthy lunch as well. We did have a little ice cream on the pie too, also made in Maine, Gifford’s Ice Cream. So in all seriousness this was well received,” Collins told reporters on Thursday after the meeting at the Capitol.

“He looked longingly at it,” Collins continued. “He honestly did look longingly at it, but apparently he has to have essentially a taster, and I pointed out to him that we were all tasters for him, that if the food had been poisoned all of us would have keeled over so, but he did look longingly at it and he remarked that we have far better food than the Democrats do, and I said that was because I was hosting.”

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just look at what happened to the Queen this week. anything could happen.

best to be safe. after all... they are .. republicans (*ewww*)

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2 posted on 03/14/2013 4:38:10 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten
Meet LeRoy, Obama'a Official Taste-Tester


3 posted on 03/14/2013 4:39:00 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: sten

I never understood the need for a taster. Very few poisons can act quick enough to kill someone where the food you are eating will still be eatable.


4 posted on 03/14/2013 4:40:50 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Slyfox

I’m guessing Leroy makes $200k/yr (or $100/hr) as the official ‘taster’

and he tries 0bama’s food sometimes as well


5 posted on 03/14/2013 4:44:13 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten
Noticed that too. I think the taster thing is part of O`Bozo`s megalomaniac trip, like the “kings of old”.
6 posted on 03/14/2013 4:44:36 PM PDT by nomad
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To: sten

A man of the people should be brown-bagging.


7 posted on 03/14/2013 4:45:49 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: LukeL

You`d think some sort of super, ELISA test tube method would be far more accurate.


8 posted on 03/14/2013 4:47:26 PM PDT by nomad
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To: sten

Yeah, LOL


9 posted on 03/14/2013 4:49:40 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: sten

why didn’t they just use a rat???... or were they all busy trying to kill the 2nd amendment over with F Stein.


10 posted on 03/14/2013 4:53:59 PM PDT by Daryl Dixson (7.62 x 51 Diplomacy)
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To: nomad

Obama isn’t rich enough yet to be this anal.


11 posted on 03/14/2013 4:55:09 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: LukeL

Old Muzzie thing....Two muzzie big guys were fighting for power...One of the “ladies” had poison in her ring to put in the food.


12 posted on 03/14/2013 4:55:56 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Ouderkirk

ping for later


13 posted on 03/14/2013 4:56:43 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: sten

OMG!!! ONLY DICTATORS have TASTERS!!!!! WHAT AN ASS!!! or maybe he just didn;t have PERMISSION fromMOOCHELLE to EAT!!! What a PANSY!!! WHAT A DORK!!! OMG!!


14 posted on 03/14/2013 5:03:50 PM PDT by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Slyfox

Tell me that is a joke...please.


15 posted on 03/14/2013 5:04:23 PM PDT by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Slyfox

Finally, Obama has found his replacement for Reggie Love, his man crush, and now has LeRoy, the Official Taste-Tester for the CinC. Hot times in the Oral Office while Moochelle vacations on the taxpayer’s dollars.


16 posted on 03/14/2013 5:12:00 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: sten

No Emperor can east without a Food Taster.

Of course, after Litvinenko such acrobatics are completely irrelevant.


17 posted on 03/14/2013 5:12:45 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Misterioso

That’s what the old King of Norway used to do. Used to ride the city tram. Alone. And pay for the ride, too.


18 posted on 03/14/2013 5:15:31 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: sten

Collins should have told him she followed Bill Ayers’ recipe that he served Andrew Breitbart 2 weeks before he died, and then watched his response...

Liberals always accuse conservatives of doing what they themselves have done or are planning to do. Always.


19 posted on 03/14/2013 5:16:42 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: Ann Archy
When Baraq goes out to these burger joints and chows down, does he wait to see if Biden keels over?


20 posted on 03/14/2013 5:16:43 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Ann Archy

Why would think I would joke about something so series?


21 posted on 03/14/2013 5:33:48 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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22 posted on 03/14/2013 5:34:30 PM PDT by narses
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To: sten

A tad paranoid, are we?


23 posted on 03/14/2013 5:41:08 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: sten

Seems Ogoofball is as paranoid as his “subjects”.....


24 posted on 03/14/2013 5:46:52 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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To: sten

I thought tasters went out with kings and other rulers.


25 posted on 03/14/2013 5:52:09 PM PDT by calex59
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To: sten

Why doesn’t he use a TSA lackey - after all the food would be transported down his gullet.


26 posted on 03/14/2013 6:02:32 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: sten

Guess that explanation is eaiser than simply admitting that the drugs he is on kill his appetite.


27 posted on 03/14/2013 6:07:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: akk
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28 posted on 03/14/2013 6:11:42 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: LukeL
I never understood the need for a taster. Very few poisons can act quick enough to kill someone where the food you are eating will still be eatable.

To my knowledge, no President has ever before had a "taster". Only Obama.

And recall that he is also the only President, when he dines with a group, the group is supplied only with "sporks" -- no silverware, no knives and forks allowed when the President is in the room.

Somehow, I doubt that any of this fetish stems from the Secret Service. Somebody has pretensions of grandeur...

29 posted on 03/14/2013 6:11:52 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: sten
I believe that needing a taster was an excuse by Obama. The lobster that was served is, like pork, considered an unclean food by both Jewish and Muslims. Obama provided one more bit of evidence that he is not Christian and considers himself Muslim.
30 posted on 03/14/2013 6:21:26 PM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: Hardraade

King Carol of Romania was equally unpretentious, walking the sidewalks of Bucharest & talking to ordinary citizens. He had no fear of his people.

Obama’s use of a taster & having his guests make do with sporks is as classless as it is paranoid.


31 posted on 03/14/2013 6:29:06 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: mason-dixon
I believe that needing a taster was an excuse by Obama. The lobster that was served is, like pork, considered an unclean food by both Jewish and Muslims. Obama provided one more bit of evidence that he is not Christian and considers himself Muslim.

Good point. I did a search once of Obama's barbecue outings -- trying to determine whether pork was ever on the menu.

In every case where the "ribs" were identified, they turned out to be beef ribs.

32 posted on 03/14/2013 6:33:21 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

33 posted on 03/14/2013 6:35:46 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: sten

Obama can’t have a taster. The taster has to be someone less important than the person he is protecting. Osama bin Laden and Hugo Chavez are dead, and “Rev.” Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church doesn’t want the job. There is no one left who is even more expendable than our Dear Leader.


34 posted on 03/14/2013 6:36:28 PM PDT by Pollster1
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To: Hardraade

Loved his sardines.


35 posted on 03/14/2013 7:13:02 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: All

The only thing I learned on this thread is that no one knows if Obama is the only president having his food tasted.

Obama gives up plenty EVERY day to attack. We need to be more careful about jumping in without any information, it makes us look bad, as if the left needed anything else to use against us.

According to this one, several presidents have had tasters, including George W. Bush. This was just a google search, they could be wrong.

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2772/does-the-president-have-an-official-food-taster
And

From November 2003:

AS if the Queen hasn’t got enough on her plate accommodating all President Bush’s security demands, the Secret Service have put a food taster into the Buckingham Palace kitchens.

Nothing is being left to chance by the Americans, who have assembled the largest security operation seen in London for the three-day visit.

According to sources, everything that is destined to be served up for the President has to be tasted first.

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/06/07/white-house-food-tasters/


36 posted on 03/14/2013 7:39:22 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: sten

Royalty needs food tasters, don’t ya know. And he considers himself royalty.


37 posted on 03/15/2013 8:56:24 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Well rich or not, he sure is an ass!


38 posted on 03/15/2013 9:11:47 AM PDT by nomad
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