You think that the Hollywood crowd has to give up their silverware?
It was a quirky day on the road for President Obama. He headed to Florida for a couple of events: a speech to a Latino group in Lake Buena Vista outside Orlando, then a campaign rally in Tampa.
But at the first event, the Secret Service made hundreds of guests give up their forks and knives before the president entered the room.
The Secret Service told Politico that it sometimes asks that cutlery be collected before the president arrives as a security measure. Yet there are certainly plenty of events where that does not happen, and the service did not explain why this would be an exception.
“It’s very important that you use your utensils as soon as possible,” an official of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials warned guests as they finished up their chicken lunches on Friday. She added: “I’m not joking.”
Yeah; I'm betting they don't make Meryl Streep or Woody Allen surrender their forks and knives, either. Wonder how this action wows the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials...........