*A woman at a buffalo wing joint in upstate New York just got her flirt on with President Obama as television cameras were rolling, then, looked into one of the lenses to tease the First Lady, lest she view the footage on TV.
During his swing through the Buffalo area today as part of his jobs-and-the-economy tour, the president made a surprise stop at Duff’s Famous Wings in the Buffalo-adjacent town of Cheektowaga.
Amid the throng of people crowded into the local landmark, 45-year-old Luann Haley said to the leader of the free world: “You’re a hottie with a smokin’ little body.”
According to White House pool reporter Sheryl Stolberg of the New York Times, Obama replied by giving Haley a hug. (“He gave me a squeeze,”‘ she said afterward.) She swooned and he said Michelle would be watching on television. “That’s all right,”‘ Haley said as the cameras rolled. “Hi Michelle, eat your heart out.”
Haley was part of a large crowd of Department of Education contractors who work one door down from Duff’s as collection agents on defaulted student loans, Stolberg reports. The collection agents saw Secret Service pull up at the wings spot and figured it was the perfect time for their lunch break.
The President ordered wings, noted Stolberg, “This is the wing capital.” He initially requested medium, she reports, but upon conferring further with some of the other 100 or so patrons and employees asked for half regular, half extra-spicy. The order came to $10.82.