David Brooks, Barack Obama, Applebee’s, and the Salad Bar

David Gregory thought David Brooks had an interesting point:

DAVID BROOKS, “NEW YORK TIMES”: Obama‘s problem is he doesn‘t seem like a guy who can go into an Applebee‘s salad bar and people think he fits in naturally there. He has to change to be more like that Applebee‘s guy and as he‘s done that he‘s become much more transactional. Much more, I‘m going to deliver this and this and this to you on policy.

John Amato realizes that David Brooks was just being an idiot:

I called an Applebee’s also and they told me that none of their restaurants have a salad bar. David, sometimes the jokes write themselves. What an idiot.

But then he had help from Mitzi:

I called my Applebee’s today to make sure I was correct and they do not have a salad bar. Just goes to show how much these people who make these comments have no idea how “regular people” live their lives.

Something tells me that David Brooks would not fit naturally in an Applebee’s either.