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I love nurses: Barack Obama

Last Updated: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 14:50

Washington: US President Barack Obama admitted he has a thing for nurses as he made an impromptu stop at a diner in Oak Harbor.

Obama couldn’t be happier to meet Kim Weis, an emergency-room nurse at Magruder Hospital, who was also at the eatery.

“Let me tell you, first of all. I love nurses,” Politico quoted him as telling Weis.

“Can I tell you..You look great. This is a good looking woman,” he said.

The 50-year-old, who ordered cheeseburger, fries, and a tall iced tea from the Kozy Corners diner made every effort to blend in with the crowd.

“All right, I’m going to eat my burger,” Obama said.

“And everybody just pretend like I’m not here,” he said.

Before eating, Obama circulated around the room, meeting the local patrons.

Obama interrupted a pinochle game to ask the five women if they were playing for money.

“Tell the truth, the national press is here. Are you playing for money?,” he asked.

Upon finding out they were playing for “a dollar or a quarter”, Obama said: “I’m not going to take you on, especially now that I know you play for money.”

One fourth-grade girl, Sydney, showed Obama her sketchbook.

“You’re very talented … You’re a very well spoken young lady,” Obama said before signing “Dream big dreams” on her book.

One young boy also asked Obama to sign a dollar bill — which Obama declined to do, noting that was illegal under federal law.


First Published: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 14:50

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