Obama goes hungry at GOP lunch, royal food taster a no-show

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Apparently, President Obama wouldn’t – couldn’t – eat the delicious lunch U.S. Sen. Susan Collins served Thursday, not because she’s a Republican, but because he didn’t have a food “taster” with him.


The Daily Caller reported Collins hosted the lunch meeting between the president and Senate Republicans and served a variety of food from her home state of Maine.

However, Obama didn’t eat a single thing.

Speaking to reporters after the luncheon, Collins said Obama wanted to eat, but couldn’t because he had no taster with him:

He looked longingly at [the food]. He honestly did look longingly at it, but apparently he has to have essentially a taster, and I pointed out to him that we were all tasters for him, that if the food had been poisoned all of us would have keeled over so, but he did look longingly at it and he remarked that we have far better food than the Democrats do, and I said that was because I was hosting.

A taster, as in a “royal taster” – or in this case, what? A presidential taster? The first taster? Would such a person be employed by the Secret Service? We know the White House calligraphers make almost $100,000 a year. Can you imagine the salary of the “taster”?

The Daily Caller noted a 2009 article from Agence France-Presse that reported a “taster” accompanied Obama to dinner in a French restaurant and actually tasted Obama’s food.

“The US Secret Service has always refused to confirm that US presidents travel with a food ‘taster’, in line with their policy of discretion on all security related issues,” AFP reported.

Read the Daily Caller article here.

Read the Agence France-Presse 2009 article here.

Listen to Collins discuss the President’s taster here:

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"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Janeen@BizPacReview.com. Twitter: @JaneenBPR


  • Mrs.Charles Hart

    Sounds like someone may have a guilty conscience..afraid someone may be out to get him.. is he getting a little paranoid? Afraid someone is out to get him??

  • http://na CGT

    It is customary and it is blended in with the duties of the Secret Service as part of their job and much more emphasis has been put on this since 9-11. Interesting details here:(The Straight Dope: Does the President have an official food taster? http://www.straightdope.com}

  • Jackie Lemons

    What does he think he is a King to have a food taster? How much are the tax payers paying for that? Obama is so repulsive can not stand to see him on TV just put him on mute when he is on TV. Never saw in my whole life a president who skews the truth with such a straight face.

  • Ken Donaldson

    Other Presidents have also had tasters supplied by the Secret Service. I would seem reasonable, however for obama to eat the same food as the rest of the guests.

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  • KB Cook

    Wonder what the annual salary of the naked emperor's food-taster is?

  • gladimretired

    Your president is a coward…!

  • Boca Legend

    I just hope that Obama doesn't travel with a "Heimlich Specialist" too.

  • awake

    Because Obama has been warned about all the GMO poison food.

    GMO is being server everywhere and is poisonous.

    The entire inner circle has been warned about GMO food and never to eat it.

    This why the Elite all over the Planet only Eat from Organic Gardens.

    wake up, you have all been setup.


  • Fred

    Our King n chief. What a pompass ass.

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