Turkey chili is a dish best served cold: the President invites Mitt Romney to lunch

“Son, in politics you’ve got to learn that overnight, chicken shit can turn to chicken salad.” — Lyndon B. Johnson

TPM: President Obama hosted his former Republican challenger Mitt Romney for lunch that lasted over an hour at the White House on Thursday. …

This afternoon, President Obama and Governor Romney visited for an hour over lunch in the Private Dining Room adjacent to the Oval Office.  Governor Romney congratulated the President for the success of his campaign and wished him well over the coming four years. The focus of their discussion was on America’s leadership in the world and the importance of maintaining that leadership position in the future.  They pledged to stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future.  Their lunch menu included white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad. 

Paul Constant: I have two thoughts about this:

1. As Boston.com notes, Mitt Romney kicked off his 2012 campaign by serving big bowls of Ann Romney’s turkey chili to fans in New Hampshire. There is no way that today’s menu was a coincidence.

2. “Let’s stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future” is the new “fuck you, you fucking fuck.”

A closer shot:

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Eavesdropping on Obama and Romney’s Lunch Meeting — Rolling StoneHere’s what we imagine they might be saying to each other…

  
 
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