The Emperor of Ice Cream

Much has been made of Obama’s cold feelings toward frozen treats , which is maybe why the senator let himself be photographed enjoying some shave ice on his vacation in Hawaii.

What can be made of Obama’s dessert desires: Does his preference for shave ice over ice cream reveal an attempt to appeal to the southern states where the treat is popular? Is the choice based on calorie-consciousness? Is he an ingrate for rejecting ice cream when Ben & Jerry not only endorsed him, but even dedicated Cherries for Change to him?

Whatever the verdict, here’s the headline I want to see next on Fox News: Is Obama flip-flopping on the 31 flavors?

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Katia Bachko is on staff at The New Yorker.