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81 Responses to Before He Became President, He Reviewed Food

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2009 at 11:47 am
    Link: Before He Became President, He Reviewed Food - An short video clip from 2001 of Barack when he used to be on a local TV show, reviewing Chicago restaurants.
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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    I love how it just cut of at the end. And that girl with the glasses was scary O.o
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    DHise Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    That is awesome.
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    CharlieA Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 12:23 pm
    What`s up with those glasses?
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    quiknas Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 12:25 pm
    that cross-eyed lass is disturbing
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    She couldn`t keep her eye off of Barak.
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    Barack, sorry I keep spelling it like the biblical name Barak.
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    pippo90 Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    thank god! a human for president
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    emzrok Female 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 12:45 pm
    compared to how he talks now, him talking back then is like "jesus christ, get me out of here."
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    KoolaidDylan Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm
    Couldn`t stand his lissssssp.
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    catsrule313 Female 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    ew.
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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    Yup, he`s totally qualified to run the country.
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    kevinmiller0 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    He didn`t order the fried chicken? Amazing
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    basketkase Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    wow we have a bunch of as-sholes on iab
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    CharlieA Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    "He didn`t order the fried chicken? Amazing"

    Why is that amazing? Would you care to elaborate?

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    heartx3jess Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 1:46 pm
    What is wrong with this? I think its awesome. Why should the president have to have no life? This proves that even if you start out on the bottom, reviewing restaurants, you can become president of the united states.
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 1:48 pm
    Hilarious interview. Hes thinking CROSSEYED!! the whole time truly priceless
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    bang_ Female 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 1:53 pm
    CharlieA, a stereotype for black people is that they looooooooove to eat fried chicken. And drink Kool-Aid. And eat watermelons.

    Whatever. This show is awesome. It`s Check Please! Found my fav restaurant down in Chinatown from this show. Love it :)

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    CharlieA Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    "This proves that even if you start out on the bottom, reviewing restaurants, you can become president of the united states."

    This is five years after he was elected to the Illinois State Legislature... But his bio does give hope that anyone can do what he has achieved. And that is a good thing.

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    CharlieA Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    bang_ I know... I was asking a racist to STFU
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    quaintness Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    Hmm, I didn`t know this.
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    quiknas Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    that cross-eyed lass is disturbing
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    dougsimpson Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    "CharlieA, a stereotype for black people is that they looooooooove to eat fried chicken. And drink Kool-Aid. And eat watermelons."

    I grew up a northern redneck town where this kind of poo was common place... and worse. drating disgusting.

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    Moperyman Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    This is all wrong, i feel insulted and ashamed to come to IAB every day, i hope this site goes bottom up and falls apart for such a travesty that has been commited. The title of the page is so wrong it makes me sick. He isnt president till his inauguration. it should be "Before he was elected president, he reviewed food." Other than that good movie and not serious about the bottom up and falling apart and this site rocks and i hope i acoomplished my real goal of having the many thousands of u waste your time by reading this stupid and purposely drawn out comment. have a good day
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    Medea_B Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 2:33 pm
    Did he ever review Cheesecake factory? I love Chicago`s cheesecake factory.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    i think he was an OK reviewer but will be an excellent president. it`ll be nice to have a president who can pronounce the word "nuclear" for a change
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    ChronicJ Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    He obviously could string a bunch of words together and make them a coherant sentence without a teleprompter back then, and still can... Unlike the current occupant at 1600 Pennsylvainia Ave. I think America is gonna be OK.
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    CharlieA Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    The irony of this video is that a man who would be President was talking about his favorite dining spots in Chitown one month before 9/11... with no clue (like all of us) of what was to come.

    At the same time, the man who was President was in Texas chopping wood, clearing brush and playing golf... After reading a memo titled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike U.S."

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    thanna Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 3:05 pm
    So we elected a candidate because he speaks with a northern accent unlike the President who speaks with a southern accent.
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    Scotchy Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    How do you know he was there doing that? Last I checked he was visiting other states reading to kids (albeit probably not very easily). Do you know how MANY threats the US gets on a daily basis from radicals? You know what kind of resources would have to go into it to research every one? Unfortunately with a country as large and powerful as the US, you have to wait till it occurs before doing anything.

    It`s ok to hate the president, most people do, but many people do it for stupid reasons and made up ones just as this. If you actually look into the presidency, you see how little power it really has. It`s just a figurehead to the entire process, each has checks and balances. The president cant get away with anything unless the Senate AND the House all agree. Its there so one person cant take over. But I guess its easy to blame one person, instead of the 435 house people, or the 100 senate people right? Its easy for you to put the name on one, instead remembering chair person 213.

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    CharlieA Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    "Unfortunately with a country as large and powerful as the US, you have to wait till it occurs before doing anything."

    That is the problem with U.S. Intelegence. They knew about the "planes project" since at least 1996. In 1994 Ramey Usef told the FBI all it would take was time and money. They did nothing to stop it until 9/12/01. We are always fighting the last war. They said no one could have imagined people flying planes into buildings... becuase they did not believe anyone would be so bold.

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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    "Did he ever review Cheesecake factory? I love Chicago`s cheesecake factory."

    My dad took me there. It was so good! We took some cheesecake home and my mom hated us for doing it because it was so good.

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    dougsimpson Male 18-29
    230 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    Like what Charlie said...

    I think we need a Department of Immagination. The U.S. had the intelligence that 9/11 was coming. We just did not have the immagination to stop it. Yet in hindsight, it is so obvious how 9/11 could have been prevented. I have flown commercially about 30 times in the last four years. What a pain in the ass. But jet planes and people don`t seem to be flying into buldings much anymore. It is pretty obvious how 9/11 could have been prevented. Hindsight = Immagination, past tense. We failed at that with regards to 9/11. OK, I`m done

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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2009 at 4:01 pm
    I guess it`s good to know he has some sort of back up job.
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    11Volcom11 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 4:21 pm
    some1 out there just new that one day this would be a worthy youtube post lol
  36. Profile photo of JihadAllah
    JihadAllah Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 4:29 pm
    How did a video review for food result in a conspiracy theory argument? very disappointing IAB... very disappointing

    also: lol @ volcom

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 4:30 pm
    Hahaha, famous and important people always have the funniest backgrounds.
  38. Profile photo of ChronicJ
    ChronicJ Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 4:35 pm
    "conspiracy theory argument?"

    Missed that argument. But I do see someone defending a an idiot who found his way to the White House. There`s your conspriacy. LOLZ

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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 4:36 pm
    "Unfortunately with a country as large and powerful as the US, you have to wait till it occurs before doing anything."

    No....that`s what intelligence is supposed to be for. While I agree 9/11 wasn`t the president`s fault, as the head of government, it`s part his job to get blamed.

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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 4:38 pm
    "Yup, he`s totally qualified to run the country."

    Yah, because an average C student who used to be a cheerleader and has done cocaine is totally qualified as well.

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    ChronicJ Male 18-29
    353 posts
    January 6, 2009 at 4:41 pm
    Bush is an embarassment.. That is why he has been in hiding lately.. Reporters are asking Obama what to do about the Gaza thing... He is not the president... Where in the drat is the president?
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    DannyDanko Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    ive got to admit this honestly makes me respect him more.

    he just comes across so down to earth and honest, and yet at the same time smart and level headed.

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    I want to be a food reviewer too...looks like an awesome job.
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    CharlieA Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    "he just comes across so down to earth and honest, and yet at the same time smart and level headed."

    Bush 41 went to a grocery store once and was amazed that lasers could scan UPC codes. Bush 43 is a bigger idiot than his dad. A guy who can talk about food intelligently (more than jelly beans and brocoli).. yes he can be my president.

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    fleafly Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 4:55 pm
    whoa, he looks stoned
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    Skabashas Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    "Those Johnny Cakes`ll get ya!"

    It`s about time we had a president who stands behind Peach Cobbler in the face of those decietful and immoral Johnny Cakes.

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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 5:11 pm
    Oh my God I love him. XD
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    He called them pan cakes. What a tard
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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 5:41 pm
    "This is five years after he was elected to the Illinois State Legislature... But his bio does give hope that anyone can do what he has achieved. And that is a good thing."

    So, we want another idiot to run the world`s only superpower?

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    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    January 6, 2009 at 5:45 pm
    Just makes me like him even more. Let`s see, we had a sleaze for eight years, then a doofus... how about a regular guy for a freakin` change? He isn`t busy feeling up every chick in town and he isn`t constantly covering up his stupidity.

    My prediction? First decent president since Reagan.

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    CharlieA Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    "So, we want another idiot to run the world`s only superpower?"

    Seriously, some people around here are nothing beyond drating retarded... or Republicans

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    outfire Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    Wow, that`s awesome lol. It`s amazing what people do before they become famous worldwide.
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    Septemberex Female 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    Awesome guy.
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:18 pm
    He does this much better than being president
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    Iroj Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    Right, dude, because he`s already tried his hand at being president. -eyeroll-
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    Go Saviourman, GO!
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    KnightRockr Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:39 pm
    is it me or does he look really out of place?.... how the hell did I get here? and why are these people asking me these questions about food?
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    These past seven years must have been QUITE an interesting journey for Obama. How exactly does one go from TV food critic to President of the United States?
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    Ziggyzaggy Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    I hope that xtreme_dude isn`t serious.

    "He does this much better than being president"


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    Apple_18 Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm
    "He does this much better than being president"

    O.o what? hes not president till like the 20th.

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    That_dude Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 10:57 pm
    ...seriously america, food critic to president, what next, an inbred white supremest neo nazi eskimo as president?
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    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 10:58 pm
    He just seems like such a genuinely nice and cool laid back guy, even when he`s not doing it for votes.
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    Filipino916 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 11:10 pm
    I`m hungry.
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    Chowshu Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 11:27 pm
    Now that`s pro. =D
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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 1:13 am
    That`s where he should have stayed. A smoker reviewing the food. Right. Smoking ruins your sense of taste.
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    Ultimated Male 13-17
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    January 7, 2009 at 2:44 am
    WTH xDD
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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    January 7, 2009 at 3:10 am
    Hey! I know that guy from television!
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    ListerStorm Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 4:01 am
    it also what.... IT ALSO WHAT!!!????? I CAN`T LIVE WITHOUT KNOWING *bang*
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    teph2112 Male 13-17
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    January 7, 2009 at 4:50 am
    I bet his ex-co-workers are now like

    HOLY SH*T I KNOW THAT GUY!!

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    TonyBingo Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 8:02 am
    Just an FYI from somebody that lives in Chicago. Check Please is a PBS show that uses regular Chicago residents to review their local/favorite restaurants, none of the reviewers are professional food critics. Obama was not the host, he was just one of the reviewers on one of the shows back in 2001. The host in the clip is the women in the red dress to Obama`s right asking him how he liked the food.
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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 8:15 am
    "
    "Yup, he`s totally qualified to run the country."

    Yah, because an average C student who used to be a cheerleader and has done cocaine is totally qualified as well"

    I never said nor do I think Bush was qualified, and I`m pretty sure Obama has admitted to using cocaine as well, so f*ck off.

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    BlackiPod Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 8:20 am
    I remember him when he was a kid on Smart Guy!


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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 9:04 am
    well who would want a leader that can`t tell you where do get a fine rib roast?

    I know i sure as hell would`nt!

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    BlackiPod Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 9:14 am
    I remember him when he was a kid on Smart Guy!


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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    January 7, 2009 at 9:38 am
    I can see him doing that...
    Gourmet cuisine?
    Yes We Can!

    lmao

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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    January 7, 2009 at 8:08 pm
    Check Please? I think I used to watch this show... it really seems familiar.
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    sgdp Female 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    I love Check, Please! I do end up going where they recommend. I think it`s hilarious that Obama is talking about pie again.
    Pie!
    Pie!
    Pie! lmao!
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    Vanwa Female 13-17
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    January 7, 2009 at 10:40 pm
    Ooo check please. That`s a good show... that`s on PBS. We got some good poop up here in Chicago
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    Poreka Female 13-17
    710 posts
    January 8, 2009 at 9:18 am
    Obama sure does love pie.
    But who couldn`t love pie?
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    madest Male 40-49
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    January 9, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    i think he was an OK reviewer but will be an excellent president. it`ll be nice to have a president who can pronounce the word "nuclear" for a change
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    fr0d0lives Female 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 8:23 pm
    WOOOOOOOOO OBAMAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

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