President Barack Obama has, much like with his support of gay marriage, thrown his endorsement behind a Girl Scout Cookie even though Girl Scout Cookie season was like a few months ago and pretty much everyone has publicly stated a Girl Scout Cookie preference already.
At least this time, Joe Biden didn’t get “ahead of his skis” and go touting the benefits of Trefoils when the campaign was still trying to pander to the Samoas constituency.
Yes, Barack Obama has, in this polarized political climate, stood up and taken a stand to say that he, like many Americans, favors the Thin Mint variety of Girl Scout Cookie over all others, and you Tagalong-digging voters will just have to agree to disagree.
President Obama made the bold statement of Girl Scout Cookie preference in response to a young girl named Julie, who was unafraid to confront the leader of the free world on his cookie stance.
In response, he made a strong case for cookie parity and appealed to voters on the other side of the cookie-aisle before ultimately making his preference known:
“I’ve gotta say that I’m pretty partial to those mint (cookies) …I didn’t mean to create controversy here,” Obama responded. “Did you hear, there was somebody booing? What was your choice? Who was booing up there? He had a different opinion. What are you, oatmeal? Peanut butter is quite good too. But I’m going with the mint.”
While many attendees did indeed reportedly boo President Obama, he stayed firm on his Girl Scout Cookie preference and did not attempt to appease attendees who believe that anything other than a chewy, caramel covered coconut is clearly due to the influence of the radical preachings of Saul Alinsky. However, it should be noted that Thin Mints account for 25% of Girl Scout Cookie sales in the US, placing President Obama alongside the majority of American cookie eaters.