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Obama Treats Staff and Students to Ice Cream

4:21 PM, Jun 25, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Obama, at the University of New Hampshire campus today, treated staff and students to ice cream in the campus Dairy Barn. But don't worry about the president's health: "I only have these once in a while," Obama reportedly said at the ice cream shop. "It's not a regular practice to have a hot fudge sundae." 

Via the pool report: 

[S]omeone at a first table asked if they could have a picture, POTUS had Pete Souza take care of it assuring them he was pretty good. 

One was celebrating a birthday. "Happy birthday! Can I buy you some ice cream?" POTUS asked 

Another excited patron in a booth to left of entrance: "I didn't think I'd get to see you!" "I didn't think I'd get to see you either," he responded. 


At one point Lee MacQuarrie asked the president to wish a happy birthday for a friend, a message from POTUS that she recorded on her iphone. 

"Brianna (sp), happy birthday!" He said into the camera. 

Most of other banter was largely about what people had ordered. 

For anyone who hadn't, POTUS said hed pick up tab. "My treat now. ... This is legal. I could not do this in front of a polling place, buy you ice cream. But I can do it here." 

POTUS order included a hot fudge sundae for himself, a vanilla/chocolate cone for Marvin, and a banana split for Carney, which was POTUS idea. 

"You guys are going to witness him eating the whole thing!" 

Laurie Meyer of Dublin, NH, asked POTUS how he keeps his wasteline so trim eating like this. A gentleman next to her said, "It's the stress." 

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