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"Don't tell Michelle," Obama says at southern cooking lunch

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WASHINGT0N--On Sunday, President Obama was told by his doctor after his annual physical to watch his cholestrol. On Tuesday, in Savannah, Ga. Obama stopped at a restaurant for a full plate of Southern cooking. He joked to the press, "I don't want any
lectures about my cholesterol. Don't tell Michelle".

The menu, according to the pool report: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, cream corn, biscuits, corn bread, macaroni salad, turnips, green beans, BBQ pulled pork, blueberry pudding and banana pudding.


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pool report from AFP's Tangi QUEMENER

After another motorcade on two cleared highways and a few surface streets dotted
with awestruck onlookers, POTUS made an unscheduled stop at 1:15 PM in lovely
downtown colonial Savannah: brick townhouses, cobbled streets and iron
balconies.

Head of motorcade parked in a back alley as POTUS enjoyed the
Southern cuisine of "Mrs Wilkes' Dining Room". Press packed the house as the
president mingled with locals and shook hands
.
He then sat at a table with 8 patrons and Savannah mayor Otis Johnson, and asked
for a "sweet tea".

Holding a plate of Southern food, POTUS joked to the press: "I don't want any
lectures about my cholesterol. Don't tell Michelle". That of course stems from
the results of his physical last Sunday.

The set menu here includes (brace): fried chicken, mashed potatoes, sweet
potatoes, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, cream corn, biscuits, corn bread,
macaroni salad, turnips, green beans, BBQ pulled pork, blueberry pudding and
banana pudding.

Press shown the way out and holding in vans in the meantime.
It's raining again. Motorcade rolling at 1:52.

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