Can't Trust Those Mexicans
It was a quirky day on the road for President Obama. He headed to Florida for a couple of events: a speech to a Latino group in Lake Buena Vista outside Orlando, then a campaign rally in Tampa.
But at the first event, the Secret Service made hundreds of guests give up their forks and knives before the president entered the room. Then in Tampa, the normally sure-footed president tripped as he bounded onto a stage.
Neither event qualifies as historic, but neither was typical either. The Secret Service told Politico that it sometimes asks that cutlery be collected before the president arrives as a security measure. Yet there are certainly plenty of events where that does not happen, and the service did not explain why this would be an exception.
“It’s very important that you use your utensils as soon as possible,” an official of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials warned guests as they finished up their chicken lunches on Friday. She added: “I’m not joking.”