The President and Vice President skipped out of the White House yesterday for a burger in Arlington yesterday. I've not yet been to this particular joint ("Ray's Hell Burger"), but I have been to its parent (Rays the Steaks) which is one of the best indy steak houses I've ever been to.
I realize I'm sure to raise the bile of my readers who can't stand anything these two do, but I think it was pretty cool. Slipping out of their magnificent prison for a mid-day burger in a local joint just strikes me as, well, normal.
Maybe it was duty at the Pentagon that does it to you. Everything you need is there; stores, food, clothes. Why leave? But sneaking out for lunch was a wonderful luxury. Walk across the street to Pentagon Row and slip into old Beirut at Lebanese Taverna. Hop on the Metro and head into the city for a club sandwich at the Army Navy Club. I can hardly begrudge the President and Vice President the opportunity to do what I very much love to do myself.