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Obama: 'We saved the best for last' at final state dinner
Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2016 5:26 AM EDT | Darlene Superville

Posted on 10/19/2016 4:30:50 AM PDT by Olog-hai

“Bittersweet” was the word of the night, the one often used to describe President Barack Obama’s final State Dinner.

“We saved the best for last,” he said Tuesday as he welcomed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, to the White House.

He wasn’t joking.

The final gala meant everything was big or bigger, from the personality of the guest chef (Mario Batali) who collaborated on the menu to the size of the white tent (huge) on the South Lawn where the soirée was held, to the guest list (nearly 400 people). […]

Obama has held 13 state dinners during nearly eight years in office, two more than President George W. Bush, but fewer than other recent predecessors, according to the White House Historical Association. President Bill Clinton far exceeded both of his successors with 28 dinners during two terms in office. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food
KEYWORDS: elitism; itali; liberalhypocrisy; obama; statedinner; whitehousedinner
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Not a bit sycophantic, are you Ms. Stuporville? Not all of us celebrate this kind of oligarchic behavior.
1 posted on 10/19/2016 4:30:51 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

....she’s come along way on tax payer money....from sweater belts to gold planted gowns


2 posted on 10/19/2016 4:34:40 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Olog-hai

Mario Batali, the pony-tailed, orange clog wearing POS that was caught stealing thousands of dollars from his wait staff in NY? Figures...


3 posted on 10/19/2016 4:36:40 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: Olog-hai

LOL! When I started reading the post I thought to myself with a groan, “They probably got that crawler Mario Batali to cook.” Sure enough.


4 posted on 10/19/2016 4:36:49 AM PDT by niteowl77 (Don't need no Bushes. Don't need no Clintons. Don't need no fooling around.)
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To: Common Sense 101; niteowl77
The Menu:


5 posted on 10/19/2016 4:54:40 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everyone stands around reloading.)
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Not exactly what they are serving in the school cafeteria these days is it.


6 posted on 10/19/2016 4:58:15 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN

Hardly.


7 posted on 10/19/2016 5:05:10 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everyone stands around reloading.)
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To: Olog-hai

Nice to know that he and his sparkling guests enjoyed spending my hard-earned money.


8 posted on 10/19/2016 5:11:22 AM PDT by oblomov (We have passed the point where "law," properly speaking, has any further application. - C. Thomas)
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To: carriage_hill

Feeding Italian food to Italians? Wonder what the thinking is?

If I go to Italy for a state dinner, they better not serve ham, cheesy potatoes and green bean casserole.


9 posted on 10/19/2016 5:13:23 AM PDT by IamConservative (Hillary walks while 100's of teens get prosecuted for mishandling Miley Cyrus MP3's..)
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To: Common Sense 101

You mean that fat hog on ice who tried to drive the hotdog vendors from Washington Square Park to have them replaced with upscale food courts for the impoverished masses?!


10 posted on 10/19/2016 5:16:25 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard the Third: With my own people alone I should like to drive away the Muslims)
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To: Olog-hai

Bittersweet! The Won’s are projected to have one billion dollars coming to them when all is said and done. Nice payday!


11 posted on 10/19/2016 5:21:42 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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Bittersweet! The Won’s are projected to have one billion dollars coming to them when all is said and done. Nice payday!


12 posted on 10/19/2016 5:21:42 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: IamConservative

In 5-7yrs, all the EU menus will be muzzie-approved fare, anyway.


13 posted on 10/19/2016 5:21:48 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everyone stands around reloading.)
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To: Common Sense 101

Never heard of him before, but, from your description, he sounds like the perfect choice to represent the Jarrett Administration.


14 posted on 10/19/2016 6:36:03 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Go away, Satan! -- Fr.Jacques Hamel (R.I.P., martyr))
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I take great joy in hearing any politician cry about how sad they are to be losing their power. Anyone who covets it that much is dangerous and needs to go.

Let's review recent history after Nixon (whose case was unique).
Carter: sad to go.
Reagan: glad to get back to the ranch.
Bush I: sad to go.
Clinton: really sad to go.
Bush II: kinda sad he didn't get top priority amnesty through but glad to go back to the ranch.
Obama: Really sad to go

The bigger elitist, globalist power hungry tool you are, the more you really really really wish you could be El Presidente for life. Love seeing them cry about it.

15 posted on 10/19/2016 8:03:04 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (ui)
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Here is a photo of the tail end of the official greeting ceremony preceding the dinner:


16 posted on 10/19/2016 8:24:07 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (We will be one People, under one God, saluting one American flag. --Donald Trump (standing ovation)
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HEY! WARN people before posting something that horrific!!


17 posted on 10/19/2016 8:39:11 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: rhoda_penmark

To your post number 17. AMEN and AMEN!!!!!!!!!! I just had to schedule an eye exam.


18 posted on 10/19/2016 8:41:32 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport
Try this
19 posted on 10/19/2016 8:45:35 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: rhoda_penmark

Thanks!


20 posted on 10/19/2016 8:53:25 AM PDT by sport
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