Let The Man Finish His Ice Cream

ObamaMichael Goldfarb spots a case of postmodern guns versus butter:

CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller has been doing some in-depth reporting on the president’s trip to an ice cream parlor this afternoon. He reports that “Obama had vanilla frozen custard in a cup with hot fudge and toasted almonds.” He reports that “Sasha had a Brownie sundae: vanilla frozen yogurt, hot fudge, cherry, sprinkles and whipped cream (which she asked Dad to scrape off).” He reports that “Malia had vanilla frozen custart in a waffle cone.” And, “You’re gonna laff: Obama & the girls actually bought Frozen Puppy pops for Bo: flavors: pumpkin, peanut butter and yogurt…”

When some twitterers complained that maybe President Obama’s time could be better spent given the crisis in Iran, Knoller responded, “Surprised by the outrage at the ice cream outing. What is it you expect or want the US to do about Iran? Attack? War?”

“‘Why can’t I just eat my waffle?’ he said, when asked a foreign policy question by a reporter at the Glider Diner.”

Update: Patterico compares and contrasts: “Here are some Twitter messages I saw today from Change_for_Iran, a pro-Mousavi Iranian student, and Mark Knoller, CBS News White House Correspondent.”

Update: As Tom Blumer likely knows, the question that his headline asks answers itself. Meanwhile, the above photo was found by Allahpundit, who captions it, “The president ponders his most important decision of the day.”

Hey, nobody said it was easy being an ice cream socialist.

Update (6/21/09): Welcome Insta-readers. Elsewhere, it’s “Confection accomplished!” as Jim Treacher emails, adding, “Obama Snacked, Iranians Got Whacked.”



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