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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:12 PM
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Obamas' night out: Citronelle and a walk
Edited on Sat May-02-09 09:21 PM by jefferson_dem
Sorry about the screwy formatting, due to the size of the first image. I couldn't resist.

Obamas' night out: Citronelle and a walk
Posted May 2, 2009 9:00 PM



by Mark Silva

Life outside the bubble:

The Obamas went out for dinner tonight.

And they didn't go for clam strips at the HoJo.

The first couple slipped out of the White House tonight for dinner at Citronelle, one of Washington's premier restaurants, the production of a prize-winning chef, Michel Richard, with a wine cellar holding about 8,000 bottles.



The president wore a dark suit but no tie, the first lady a white sleeves-rolled blouse tied in the back, with black capri pants, her hair pulled tight in a pony tail.

A crowd assembled on M Street outside the restaurant, with one woman pacing and shouting into a bullhorn: "This is so great that you are here... Create fear and terror."

The crowd appeared to ignore her.

The Obamas, who had left the White House by motorcade just before 6 pm EDT, left the restaurant for the return home just before 8.

They strolled the South Lawn a bit.

The Bulls were playing.

http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2009/05...
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SamCooke Donating Member (406 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:14 PM
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1. Who gave Bachmann a bullhorn?
Edited on Sat May-02-09 09:19 PM by SamCooke
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:17 PM
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2. How cute! Nice night out for the Obama's....
the lady with the bullhorn...definitely Bachmann
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:19 PM
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3. Heh, he's like me during crucial must-win game 7s...
When the Jazz and Rockets were playing in game 7 a couple years back, I couldn't bring myself to watch, so I went for a walk and took a nap, then caught the end of the game (a Utah victory :) ).

It's tense, baby.
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dhill926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:26 PM
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7. no kidding...
that's why I'm on DU with the Celtics on only in the backround......
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:19 PM
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4. There's a GREAT jazz house just west of there in Georgetown.
Edited on Sat May-02-09 09:27 PM by TahitiNut
It's called "Blues Alley" and it's a little slice of heaven for any jazz lover. (I wish they could've gone.)

(Then again, they live in what becomes the best jazz house on earth, at times.)
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:31 AM
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16. Aw there you go giving me great memories of Blues Alley on M St.
What a place.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:40 AM
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17. Ringside. Monty Alexander. 90 minute sets with 15 minute breaks. No distractions.
Service staff that makes NO noise (not even cash register), wears black clothing and sneakers and an audience that knows better than to clink glasses or even whisper when the performer is playing.

Heaven.

Bliss.

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islandgirl808 Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:21 PM
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5. aww too cute :)
lady with bullhorn needed to shut the fuck up.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:51 AM
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15. The crowd should have eased her out. I remember at one of Paul
Wellstone's speeches a guy was heckling him from the back and a bunch of us jointly moved around him and pushed him down the street until he was standing alone.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:23 PM
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6. I like the romance and all of date nites, but really - I don't need to be privy to all of this...
Did he nibble her neck? Or did he just hold her hand?

C'mon.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:40 PM
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20. Ah well..the
Life of a Prez in a Fish Bowl. I think they knew they signed up for this..only 8 years to help our country get on the right track and then they're still young enough to enjoy the heck out of their precious privacy as only it would be after 8 years of this.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:31 PM
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8. Had I known that all one needed was just oneself and a bullhorn
to get featured in a story about a President, I would have done it ages ago.

Of course, if you are part of a crowd, no mention as to what you thought will be printed!
Only if you show up by yourself....well, you and a bullhorn.

See what one can learn about community activism just by reading!
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:40 PM
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10. it's interesting. surely they don't announce where O & M are going
right? So this woman just happens to have a bullhorn on her?

It is very exciting to see them though. At the inauguration we were having dinner in Dupont Cir and from the window, saw cops stopping traffic. So, we ran down to the street, and crowds had gathered. I will always remember the sounds of people cheering and screaming and the thrill of watching that motorcade flash by.
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:34 PM
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9. great pics - thanks. - But, what is that hanging from her blouse?
in the back? ties? Yikes, those are the longest blouse ties I have ever seen

It's not toilet paper, is it??
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:41 PM
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11. Barack must have been in charge of tying a bow back there.....
and simply forgot? :shrug:
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:03 PM
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13. I was wondering about that too. At first I thought she was wearing
jogging pants :P
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:02 AM
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18. Maybe they caught them when the President was undoing it?
:)
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:44 PM
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12. OH MY GOD!! I LOVE THE FIRST LADIES LOOK!!! Where do I get that SHIRT?!
Man...it's gorgeous.
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Undercurrent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:58 PM
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14. Ah, sweet romance
and a stroll in the moonlight!

To see our White House filled with love, children, and a puppy too makes me happy.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:37 PM
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19. Caption that pic of Obama and Michelle
waving.." Yes, we're going out to eat and we're hungry, okay" :)

I think the tie in back of her blouse came undone..I like what she's wearing.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:43 PM
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21. Wonder how it got untied?
Edited on Sun May-03-09 01:02 PM by FrenchieCat
You think?

Lookit that look on our President's face in that 2nd Pic!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:53 PM
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22. Busted in the Moon Light
on a national stage :P
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:59 PM
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23. hmm, a post-coital dinner, you think?
Usually, it's dinner, THEN sex, not the other way around. :rofl:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:01 PM
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24. I think "pre" is sexier myself.
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