Sunday, March 28, 2010

Barack Obama on Classic Episode of Check Please


Quick quiz: When did Barack Obama say: "I've learned from some past mistakes that you've got to be cautious."

  • After he got kicked around by the Republicans on health care?
  • After he got kicked around by Hillary Clinton in the primaries?
  • After his first foreign policy initiatives ran into the rocks?

No, in the quote above he is referring to his proper allotment of appetizers at a restaurant in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. It was from the 1990s when he was a state senator in Illinois, and he was a guest on the public broadcasting restaurant-review program Check Please. Reportedly, this episode was never aired, in part because the future senator/president/messiah ... er, um, talked too much. I don't know if that's true, but I've heard it multiple times.
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