Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Obama and Cupcakes!

News article from The News & Reporter (

Cupcake shop owner introduces Obama

Raleigh businesswoman Sara Coleman introduced President Barack Obama Wednesday.

Coleman left Johnson & Johnson to start the Cupcake Shoppe Bakery on Glenwood Avenue, not far from Broughton High School, where the town hall meeting was taking place.

The business has 10 employees and cannot provide health care insurance to them because she can't afford it. She said it's difficult to compete for employees against businesses that do offer health insurance.

Obama thanked Coleman for the introduction and told the audience that she gave him a T-shirt from her shop, but no cupcakes.

"I know I've been talking about health care a lot, but I think cupcakes are good for your health," Obama said to laughter.

According to a liveblog at USA Today, , Obama said tax cuts are helping people buy "cupcakes and other necessities of life."

Since we're on the subject of Obama and cupcakes I thought I'd add a photo of an Obama cupcake. :)

Made by Trophy Cakes in Seattle, WA

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