Working the White House Press Corp's travel pool can be pretty sucky.
You're always on the road, and you're always following President Obama around as you sit through boring meetings, fundraisers and events.
Exciting things to report rarely happen -- except when some good food is served.
Here's an example of what we're talking about ...
This week, POTUS was giving a speech at a fundraising dinner hosted at the Philadelphia's Franklin Institute. So, what detail had the reporters racing to their smartphones, too excited to type the actual details of the event?
- Not a description of the museum's grand hall, which features large columns, soaring ceilings, a marble floor, a dome for a roof, and a large statue of Benjamin Franklin.
- Not the fact that POTUS checked out the exhibit out the Dead Sea scrolls while there.
- Not the fact the President said in his speech that he thinks "the American people agree with us."
Nope. The first report from the event sent out by the travel pool was the above pic of the dinner they were served, along with comment, "This is the fare at POTUS fundraising dinner at Franklin Institute. Much better than cold pasta and chicken afforded to the pool earlier."
Way to keep your priorities, guys! Your J-school professors are so proud right now.
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