Would Obama Eat His Fingers?

Barack Obama is a skinny dude, and a bit of a health nut from what I hear, so I’m not sure this new German frozen food will appear on the White House menu.
Der Spiegel has more:

We noticed that American products and the American way of eating are trendy at the moment,” Judith Witting, sales manager for Sprehe, told SPIEGEL ONLINE. “Americans are more relaxed. Not like us stiff Germans, like (Chancellor Angela) Merkel.”
The idea, she claimed, was to get in on the Obama-mania which is continuing to grip Germany. The word “fingers” in the name refers to the fact that it is a finger food. “It’s like hotdogs,” Witting said. “No one would ever think they are actually from dogs.”
For Americans in Germany, though, there is a risk that the product might be seen as racially insensitive. Fried chicken has long been associated with African-Americans in the US — naming strips of fried chicken after the first black president could cause some furrowing of brows.
Witting told SPIEGEL ONLINE the connection never even occurred to her. “It was supposed to be a homage to the American lifestyle and the new US president,” she said.

Those wacky Germans. Wonder what they’d be eating if John McCain had won.

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  1. Face it. The Obama brand is public domain the world round
    They are selling $3 Obama shirts on 3300 south.
    Cool guy to let it go like that, Jerry Garcia wouldn’t let that ice cream slide.
    But Barrack does have a bigger job to do than selling T-shirts or chicken fingers.
    I thought a “Obama” heirloom tomato would be good (like a Paul Robison with change.) Though Obama watermelon would probably not work . . . or would it . . .?
    Come on people we are all different. Let’s Celebrate that!