Pool: Obama asked the proprietor at Rolston Poultry how business was going.
“Terrible since you got here,” the man said.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 5, 2012
Pool:Potus didn’t appear amused by the sentiment.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 5, 2012Cue the face saving forced smile just like in the debates when tried to catch himself:
Apparently the TV pool report says the exchange was in jest.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 5, 2012Something tells me this wasn’t “ha, ha” funny but more teeth grimacing gallows humor funny:
Ok, we can confirm this was not “ha, ha” funny. Direct from the restaurant/deli:
Reached by phone, a person at Rolston’s who did not give his name explained to POLITICO that the presidential visit had put a dent in sales.
“I couldn’t sell chicken for an hour. Now I can sell chicken. I got to go,” a man said before hanging up. He did mention that he shook Obama’s hand.Link: