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Longtime Presidential Secret Revealed? GOP Senator Says Obama Has a Food Taster

Did Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) unknowingly reveal a longtime secret of the U.S. presidency this week?

After a lunch on Capitol Hill Thursday, organized by Collins with food from her home state, she joked to reporters that she made sure to keep the menu healthy like the first lady would want. But she noted that President Obama "looked longingly" at all of the dishes, including lobster salad and blueberry pie, but said he could not indulge.

"Apparently he has to have essentially a taster, and I pointed out to him that we were all tasters for him, that if the food had been poisoned all of us would have keeled over. He did look longingly at it and he remarked that we have far better food than the Democrats do, and I said that was because I was hosting," said Collins.

It's long been rumored that the Secret Service has someone taste the food for the commander-in-chief before he eats meals prepared outside of the White House, but it's never been officially confirmed.


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Mike Huckabee was asked about the revelation this morning on Fox and Friends, saying that seems like a pretty good job if you can get it.

I'm applying for the job. It would be a phenomenal job and it would take several attempts to say, 'I don't know if this steak is really good, let me get down to the bone and I'll tell you,'" Huckabee joked.

You can watch the governor tonight at 8p ET on Huckabee on Fox News Channel.

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