Wednesday, May 19, 2010


From Drudge right now:

Also all over this crucial breaking news story is Rush Limbaugh (damn, why haven't we given that guy a Pulitzer for investigative journalism?):

RUSH: This White House chef. They brought in this guy from Chicago to be chef for the state dinner tonight.... They're trying to hide the opulence of what's going on tonight with the state dinner for Felipe Calderon, the Mexican president....

This chef that they brought in from Chicago started tweeting from the White House kitchen. He started tweeting about himself, about what he was doing, he described a mole, which is a sauce that has 27 or 28 ingredients in it and then he named another dish, and then finally the regime took his tweet machine away from him. The regime said you're not tweeting outta here any more, bud. You come in here, you don't exist here. What makes you think you can come in here and start tweeting all over the place? So the guy has gone to ground. They have duct taped the guy's Twitter account. Now, the reason that that Obama is obsessed with this, the reason he's obsessed with controlling the media, even the chef's tweets, is because he doesn't want the people to see the real Obama.

This is a guy who loves the trappings of office, this is a guy who loves flying Air Force One, probably one of the reasons he wanted to be the leader of the regime. He loves these elaborate dinners, he loves $100 per pound Kobe beef appetizers. He loves the opulence. But we can't be allowed to see the real Obama. It's not a matter of Obama saying on message. It's about perpetuating the false portrayal of Obama as a smart, wise, cool leader. He is none of those things. In fact, we actually know as little about him today as we did when he ran for office. What country do we live in? ...

Yeah, we went from not wanting Bayless to tweet to somehow losing our identity as a nation. I'm not sure how that happened. (All of this, if you care, is based on a Chicago Sun-Times story by Lynn Sweet, as well as this item from the Washington Examiner gossip column.)

The Wagyu beef reference is shameless, of course, because (as I've mentioned several times) Limbaugh used to love the Wagyu at New York's Kobe Club:

How often does Rush come in?
He tends to come in about once a month. He goes for the nice Australian and Japanese steaks. He really likes to indulge in some of our nice wines. He likes to do it up.

Ah, but for his radio audience he's just being a regular guy. More from Limbaugh:

By the way, just a brief little aside here. This chef, the tweeting chef, Rick Bayless, supposedly an expert in Mexican cuisine? Why are they bringing in an expert in Mexican cuisine? Can't Calderon get that every day? If you were...? Ah, never mind.

Um, anyone remember what Bush served for Vicente Fox, a few days before 9/11? It was "a spicy meal of upscale Tex-Mex cuisine ... a blend of Mexican and American foods, many of them laden with hot peppers." While we're on the subject of "opulence," here was the menu from that shindig:

First course: Maryland crab and chorizo pozole, summer vegetables, Mi Sueno Chardonnay Carneros 1999.

Second course: pumpkin-seed-crusted bison, poblano whipped potatoes, fava-bean-and-chanterelle ragout, apple-chipotle sauce, Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 1994.

Third course: salad of gold and red tomatoes, mache and micro greens, sherry dressing.

Dessert: mango-and-coconut ice cream with peaches and raspberries and accompanied by a red-chile-pepper sauce, tequila sabayon, Schramsberg Cremant 1997.

"Hibiscus flowers with hovering hummingbirds -- made of sugar -- poked out of the ice cream," we're told.

Just down-home chow.

(Compare the Obama menu, which is here.)

No comments: