Well, Fork You Too.


They can have my fork when they pry it from my cold dead hands… err something.  The Secret Service confiscated forks of attendees of a recent event where he gave a speech to NALEO, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials. Knives were taken as well. Maybe he was nervous that someone might think their silverware looked like George Zimmerman’s – if he had some. I’m sure MSNBC can arrange to edit out everyone eating their food with said utensils. Another possibility is perhaps it’s a fear of tong like instruments in general.

This really should be another edition of Great Moments in #FORWARD, but I’m having too much fun with it. So is NY Magazine. Hit the link or the image below to check out all the forks Obama has allowed in his presence prior to this utensil debacle in Florida.

Politico also reported it was apparently common practice for the Secret Service to remove silverware. Really?  Handing over your cell phone is also becoming common practice too. Oh how that transparency President is evolving!

Maybe if they were properly dressed forks, they’d be allowed to stay:

It struck me while searching images of Obama eating that rarely did I see him actually USING utensils. He’s a finger food guy or at least became one after becoming President. As a Senator running for President he had no problem with knives or forks:

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images via Cloture Club

The finger food theory was a good one until I hit a few shots after the election where there clearly was no Forkophobia:

Image from Pleated Jeans – “Obama eating things”

Waffles Require A Fork – from GherkinsTomatoes, “Obama Cookbook”

Clearly no Fork Fear here – look at that grin!
Image From Tamerlanes Thoughts

UPDATE: Linked by Doug Ross. Thanks!!


About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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