Also on [the] menu, the “Michelle Melt,” a turkey burger which features caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, ruby tomato, lettuce on a freshly baked wheat bun with South Lawn herb garden mayo. Both White House themed sandwiches run for $6.89.
Who got the invite?
The lunch group included Mr. Obama’s budget director, Jack Lew; Vice President Joe Biden‘s chief of staff, Bruce Reed; the director of the National Economic Council, Gene Sperling; the White House’s top laison to Congress, Rob Nabors; and deputy White House Chief of Staff Nancy Ann DeParle.
Of course, leave it to the right-wing Washington Times to be critical of such a non-political gesture, pointing out the calories and tying the meal to the issue of borrowing money:
…giving new meaning to the “Popeye” character Wimpy’s catchphrase “I’d gladly pay you Tuesday, for a hamburger today.”
The White House said the outing, at which the president consumed a meal of about 1,700 calories, was a reward for the debt team’s “nonstop” work over the last few months as they worked out a deal with Capitol Hill…