Obama to press: My arteries, my business 

Obama: Can I get extra cheese on that? Thanks.     (ap photo)

The president is in Savannah today, getting in touch with Main Street -- and ignoring his doctor's admonishments about his cholesterol. From today's pool report:

After another motorcade on two cleared highways and a few surface streets dotted with awestruck onlookers, POTUS made an unscheduled stop at 1:15 PM in lovely downtown colonial Savannah: brick townhouses, cobbled streets and iron balconies. Head of motorcade parked in a back alley as POTUS enjoyed the Southern cuisine  of "Mrs Wilkes' Dining Room".

Press packed the house as the president mingled with locals and shook hands.

He then sat at a table with 8 patrons and Savannah mayor Otis Johnson, and asked for a "sweet tea."

Holding a plate of Southern food, POTUS joked to the press: "I don't want any lectures about my cholesterol. Don't tell Michelle". That of course stems from the results of his physical last Sunday.

The set menu here includes (brace): fried chicken, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, cream corn, biscuits, corn bread, macaroni salad, turnips, green beans, BBQ pulled pork, blueberry pudding and banana pudding.

Press shown the way out and holding in vans in the meantime. It's raining again. Motorcade rolling at 1:52.

What? No pie?


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