Daniel Webb, a comedian and sometime drag queen based in Austin, Texas, got a hearty laugh out of President Barack Obama with a joke about his sex life.
According to the Austin Chronicle, the exchange occurred after the president asked Webb if he was gay while visiting a restaurant Thursday. When Obama went up to pay at Austin’s famous Franklin Barbecue, the Chronicle reported Webb, who was working the cash register, “threw his hand down and slapped the counter dramatically.”
"Equal rights for gay people!" Webb declared.
"Are you gay?" asked Obama.
"Only when I have sex," Webb quipped.
Webb told the Chronicle the joke got Obama to laugh. He said the president told him to “bump me.” The pair subsequently exchanged a fist bump that was captured on camera.
Obama faced some criticism for cutting the long line at Franklin Barbecue. However, when he arrived at the front, he tried to treat some of the people he bypassed to their meals. According to the White House press pool report Obama “produced a wad of 20s for an order that came to exceed $300” Obama then asked an aide if his credit card was good. When he confirmed his card would work, Obama put the hefty barbecue tab on his “JPMorgan card.”
Webb told the Chronicle he believed the anger over Obama’s line-cutting was misplaced and argued security concerns necessitated the move.
"Logistically, that’s a really lazy complaint. I don’t think you can safely have a world leader hanging around in a line," explained Webb.
However, Webb said there was at least one politician he’d be upset to see in the line at Franklin – Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
"If Rick Perry would’ve walked in, I would have lost my job. I would’ve taken that old queen to town," Webb said.
I find it interesting that the “liberal media” failed to include the exchange between Webb and the President when they reported that Obama cut in line at the Texas restaurant. I’m proud that our President feels comfortable around regular everyday people. It makes me feel that maybe he’s trying his best to keep in touch with what’s going on in our lives.
And kudos to the quick witted Webb. I’d have been all star struck. :)