In Wisconsin today, Vice President talked up coconut cream pie--and himself. From the pool report:
VPotus dropped to his knees so as to be at eye level with the foursome. There was a lot of crosstalk as he introduced himself and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, but your pool could hear him reveal his pie choice.
“That’s my favorite, coconut cream,” VPotus said.
VPotus briefly left the ladies for the counter, where he ordered a cup of Wisconsin cheese soup, a piece of the aforementioned coconut cream pie and a slice ofchocolate pie “to go.”
VPotus returned to the table with the four ladies, where a staffer had pushed another table aside it so he and Vilsack, who also ordered pie, could join them.
VPotus announced he would first eat the soup.
“I’m going to eat my soup first,” he said. “My mother would not be happy if I ate my dessert first.”
One of the ladies said she always eats her dessert first. Vilsack asked the press photographers if they would “photoshop out the pie” from in front of him.
VPotus then looked up at the cameras and appeared to make a reference the GOP vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
“I tell you what,” he said. “I’d like you to know that you could let the congressman I’m eating Wisconsin cheese soup.”
The ladies laughed.
“That’s what I was told,” VPotus said. “It’s Wisconsin cheese.”
VPotus then offered a comment on his past presidential campaigns.
“Well you know what, on the way on the plane, to show you how effective I am, my political guy said I’m glad we’ve got your schedule for just the last time around when I was trying to get the nomination,” he said. “I spent 120 days in Iowa. You saw how effective I am. You know what I mean? But I’m a good vice president.”
One of the ladies said: “You haven’t done too bad.”