The PJ Tatler

This Isn't Symbolic of Anything

A day after complaining that President George W. Bush left him with the tab for an expensive dinner, Obama stiffs a local restaurant.

Amid the bustle of President Obama’s surprise stop for barbecue Wednesday the White House apparently overlooked one key detail: the bill.

Celebrating Father’s Day early, the president had lunch with two service members and two local barbers at Kenny’s BBQ on Capitol Hill.

As the group chatted about fatherhood, the president enjoyed a steaming plate of pork ribs with hot sauce, collard greens, red beans and rice and cornbread.

The bill for the president and his four guests was $55.58, but was left unpaid at the point of sale, according to pool reports.

Unlike the $5.1 trillion bill Obama is leaving the nation, this bill was settled by the end of the day.