Thursday, September 20, 2012

President Obama Loves Florida Pizzaman, Part II

This photo of President Obama laughing as David Letterman shows a photo of the presidential hoist-hug from Florida pizzaman Scott Van Duzer is Thursday's all-important Photo of the Day on the White House website.  As noted in this post, the 46-year-old Republican restaurateur has rapidly become a Presidential favorite, taking a star turn in Mr. Obama's fundraising speech at Jay-Z and Beyoncé's lavish Tuesday night event, and being used by Obama for America to promote the sixth and final Dinner with Barack contest.

"That just doesn't look right, the President of the world being lifted by a pizza guy," Letterman said.

"He's a wonderful guy," President Obama responded.  "I didn't know his party affiliation when I met him.  He's typical of how most folks think about politics.  They don't care about party as long as you get the job done."

 Van Duzer "makes great pizza," the President added.  "I can vouch for it."

The President had spent a nice amount of time discussing White House beer brewing with Letterman, and the comic suggested White House beer be sold at Van Duzer's Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Italian Restaurant in Fort Pierce.

"I'm making connections," the President quipped.

*Official White House photo by Pete Souza