President Barack Obama has graciously invited Mitt Romney to have lunch privately with him today at the White House, and the press is not privy to what the two men will talk about, nor even to what they will ingest and digest. Now, more than ever, we need a secret video of the event. Are the wives included? Can a BIG LOVE lunch be complete without the wives? We also need to know if, in this instance, given Romney’s religion, whether places have been set at table for all of the Republican Mormon’s baptized ancestors. More importantly, will Top Dog Bo dare to be anywhere near Mitt to beg for table scraps? As for refreshments, will the beer-drinking Obama abstain from alcoholic beverages in deference to his teetotal, Tea Party-leaning guest, or will the President indulge in a celebratory cocktail or two? If so, what will Barry imbibe? Take your pick—whiskey sour, vodka stinger, Blue Angel, Red Devil, Swiss Fizz, Cayman Island Cooler—all made with liquors which are at least 47% proof, of course. And afterwards, will caffeine be served with dessert? And will the President light up one last stick of nicotine before the two men say their goodbyes?
Beau geste has never been so beau, nor so difficult politically.