Michele Obama surprised her supporters today by expressing her affection for waffles, especially when served by her husband, Barack.
The First Lady is known for promoting healthy food, and most would not expect waffles to make her approval list. She was making a guest appearance on MSNBC's Hardball, hosted by Chris Matthews, when she made the comment. Matthews, the obscure network's best-known personality, made news during the 2008 election when he stated on live TV that "Obama gives me a tingle (or was that tinkle)down the leg."
He suggested to Mrs. Obama that her husband might try to re-direct the nation's attention and re-tingle his leg by making a guest appearance on the PBS network's new hit, Cooking with Big Bird.
Mrs. Obama responded with great delight, "Oh, what a great idea. I absolutely love waffles, and nobody likes waffles or does waffles better than Barack. He seems especially fond of something I think he calls wafflebot. I am not sure what that is, but I am pretty certain it must be bad for him. In any case, waffles are in his wheelhouse, and so is Big Bird. And I think he might be planning a new waffle recipe right now".
Even the President's conservative detractors acknowledge the President's waffling skill. "I've never seen anything like it - he can do it on the fly and without any prompting," noted Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh has of late been focusing his talk show rants on the recent Libyan (Benghazi) debacle in which an American ambassador and three support personnel were murdered by a band of raving Islamic terrorists. There is speculation that the Ambassador may have been involved in passing American weapons to local al Quada agents during the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, and that the terrorist group turned on the American when he was directed to try and extract the U.S. from that unseemly relationship. A relationship with potentially disastrous consequences for the President's re-election bid.
Mr. Obama has skillfully avoided making any meaningful or consistent comment on the Benghazi incident, despite a growing amount of indictable evidence that contradicts his various positions. The obvious inconsistencies of the President's statements not only fuel Limbaugh's attacks, but also encourage a growing national sentiment that the White House is covering up a fiasco. Limbaugh believes that the Benghazi coverup well may be far worse than the one which brought down President Nixon (Watergate). With a paradoxical twist of an eleven year-old slogan directed at President Bush for his attack on Iraq, some citizens are now calling-out Obama on his Middle Eastern policy, with a new mantra: "People died, Obama lied."
So the question remains, has the President's goose already been cooked by the Libyan heat, or will waffling with Big Bird cool the nation's political kitchen and save his Presidency? Right now, the idea of that goose is making a lot if people drool. Check in November 6 to see what's for dinner.