Just a few days after announcing that his administration would no longer deport about 800,000 young illegal immigrants, you would think that President Obama would be received as something of a hero by NALEO, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, before whom Obama is giving a speech this afternoon in Orlando. But the Secret Service wasn't taking any chances. As hundreds of Latino elected officials were enjoying their lunch at Disney's Contemporary Resort earlier today, it was announced that forks would be collected before Obama took the stage. It was also mentioned that knives, too, were entirely absent from the lunch for "a reason."
"There's a reason why there are no knives at your table & the forks WILL be collected..I'm not joking" says NALEO host re: Secret Service— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) June 22, 2012
This is curious, because President Obama has been in the same room as forks and fork-wielding strangers plenty of times in the past:
So the question is: Why now? Why was it determined that Obama and forks can no longer coexist peacefully? Did the Secret Service pick up some intelligence on an unspecified fork threat to the president? We have contacted them for answers, and we will report back to you as soon as possible.