I really do believe that the Obama's are the cutest couple in the world of politics and this bit of news I picked up from the New York Times
makes the cockles of my heart purr.
Last Wednesday, a plaque installed on a granite marker was unveiled outside of a Hyde Park shopping center close to couple's home. The significance of this shopping center is that it was once home to the Baskin-Robbins where the First Couple spent their first date, though it has since been converted into a Subway.
President Obama has told the story of how the couple met while working at the same law firm and during an interview with O, the Oprah Magazine back in 2007, he had this to say regarding their first date, "On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it tasted like chocolate." This sweet recollection is now immortalized on the plaque as well as a picture of the couple kissing.
Of course there is some light controversy surrounding the timing of this plaque with the presidential race heavily underway and while this may very well be a legitimate but cleverly timed tribute to the Obama's, there is nothing to suggest at all one way or another, but this little bit of attention certainly doesn't hurt though one woman was quoted via Twitter, "I think I just threw up a little bit. GAG!"Cute or gag-evoking?