President Barack Obama dined on Capitol Hill today with six young campaign volunteers selected for the essays they wrote about organizing.
The six ate with the president at Ted's Bulletin, a retro-chic eatery that features comfort food. (Including homemade pop tarts and alcohol-spiked adult milkshakes.) Obama sat at the table with the volunteers and Obama for America National Training Director Sara El Amine.
The young volunteers are part of a 1,600-strong team tapped nationwide to re-energize the grassroots network that helped propell Obama to victory in 2008.They were selected for essays they wrote about organizing, a White House official said.
No word on whether they had adult milkshakes. But the cookies on their plates were festooned with American flag toothpicks.