The Boston Globe's Glen Johnson reports on a dinner that President Obama and his wife had on Thursday night in Washington with a six campaign donors:
Mrs. Obama joined her husband in having steak but refused his request to share her french fries. Instead, he got an order and split them with the Glassmans.
The group was surprised when the president asked if they wanted dessert afterward. They had been told not to expect that, because typically he wants to get back to the White House.
An array of confections came out, including homemade doughnuts for the first lady.
In ordinary circumstances what the First Lady decides to eat would be entirely her business, but in this case she's leading a government anti-obesity campaign that she's chosen to make her signature issue as first lady.