Posted by: mutantpoodle | November 30, 2012

Non-alcoholic beer summit (Part Deux)

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There’s an old show business aphorism that I used to happily relay to newcomers to the film business:

How do you say fuck you in Hollywood?

Trust me.

Well, the famous Obama/Romney lunch has come and gone, with this somewhat sterile White House release:

This afternoon, President Obama and Governor Romney visited for an hour over lunch in the Private Dining Room adjacent to the Oval Office.  Governor Romney congratulated the President for the success of his campaign and wished him well over the coming four years. The focus of their discussion was on America’s leadership in the world and the importance of maintaining that leadership position in the future.  They pledged to stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future.  Their lunch menu included white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad.

And with that, the former Governor is free to exit the Oval office, almost certainly for good.

Paul Constant provides two pithy notes:

1As Boston.com notes, Mitt Romney kicked off his 2012 campaign by serving big bowls of Ann Romney’s turkey chili to fans in New Hampshire. There is no way that today’s menu was a coincidence.

2. “Let’s stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future” is the new “fuck you, you fucking fuck.”

I like to imagine, as well, that as Romney and Obama headed toward the door, Obama graciously extended his arm and said, “please proceed, Governor.”

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