President Obama made an unscheduled visit on his bus tour today to Kozy Corners in Oak Harbor, Ohio. While working the crowd, he complimented a nurse, saying that "This is a good looking woman."
Here's the exchange, via the pool report:
Finally, the president stopped to talk to Kim Weis, an emergency-room nurse at Magruder Hospital who told him she was a grandmother. Obama told she looked too young to be a grandmother.
"Let me tell you, first of all. I love nurses," Obama said. "Can I tell you. You look great. This is a good looking woman."
Obama also declined to sign a kid's one dollar bill. "At that point, a little boy asked him to sign a dollar bill, and he explained that it's illegal to sign U.S. government tender," according to the pool report.
A waitress then brought the president a tray with cheeseburger, fries, and a tall iced tea. He sat down at the table in the center of the room with Gov. Strickland.
"All right, I'm going to eat my burger," he said to the other diners, "and everybody just pretend like I'm not here."
And the presence of White House spokesman Jay Carney thrilled some teenage girls:
President Obama was not the only visitor who drew gapes. Two girls were talking to each as Press Secretary Jay Carney entered a side door.
After a reporter confirmed Carney's identity, one girl, Julia Konieczny, 19, a grand-daughter of the restaurant's owners, told her friend, "Told you it was Jay Carney because he has adorable glasses."