In one of the whackier items I’ve seen in a long while, a reader e-mailed an item from the Page Six (gossip page) of a New York newspaper purporting to be the room service order from a certain candidates wife:
October 17, 2008 —
THOUGH he’s battling GOP accusations that he’s an Ivy League elitist, Barack Obama has a lifestyle of the rich and famous, like TV show host Robin Leach, who always signed off, “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams!” While he was at a meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Michelle Obama called room service and ordered lobster hors d’oeuvres, two whole steamed lobsters, Iranian caviar and champagne, a tipster told Page Six. source
Seemed like a good excuse for a Photoshop.
What does “the One” have to say about hotel food?
“I hope you guys are game,” he said, “because I haven’t been putting up with 19 months of airplanes and hotel food and missing my babies and my wife –- I didn’t put up for that stuff just to come in second. I don’t believe in coming in second. The American people can’t afford for us to come in second. We’ve got to win this thing and we’re going to win it with your help.”
Seems like pretty good hotel food to me. Estimates vary, but 450 dollars seems to be the best guess for this little brunch.