Hold the Fries
By MAUREEN DOWD
Published: June 16, 2009
When Maureen Dowd is feeling particularly playful she deploys her debatably daring Alliteration Alerts™. Count the ones in this paragraph.
It was easy to imagine a scenario where the president and his body man, Reggie Love, would have their own early-morning TV show called “Downward Facing Dawn,” coaxing a reluctant nation into a regimen of yoga and yogurt.And if the yoga pose pun weren't bad enough she spreads another delicate-tessan dollop.
He boosted the business of Ray’s Hell Burger in Arlington, Va., after he took Joe Biden there in a monster motorcade for lunch and ordered a cheeseburger with Dijon mustard (a spicy detail that amused Republicans).The "mustard/amused" pair is particularly well played. However, it's not just Barack that brings the milkshake to the yard.
Michelle sometimes takes her staff on impromptu lunch trips to Five Guys or other burger and barbeque spots.But it's not over yet. There is more consonance to come.
Yet maybe when Charlie Gibson and Diane Sawyer come next week to broadcast a special on health care from inside the White House, the president should forgo the photo-op of the grease-stained bovine bag and take the TV stars out for what he really wants and America really needs: some steamed fish with a side of snap peas.Oh, snap! Oh, please! Or should I say oh, peas!