Adding to the perception that freshman U.S. Senator, Barak Obama, would be an invincible Presidential Candidate, Obama yesterday survived eating lunch with Hillary Clinton.
Sources close to the event, hosted at his Massachusetts residence by Moderate Democrat, Edward R. Kennedy, told reporters that the conversation between Senator Clinton and Senator Obama was polite, if strained, and that Obama, who seemed uncharacteristically nervous, picked at his food, dropped his fork and his napkin several times and raised eyebrows by inexplicably directing Ms. Clinton's attention to a window several times during the meal.
According to an Obama Staffer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, during the course of the meal Senator Clinton repeatedly asked Senator Obama how he was feeling. The Staffer said that Obama answered each time that he felt just fine, and that Senator Clinton seemed to supress a growing irritation with each inquiry.
In an unrelated incident, members of Senator Kennedy's household staff reported that following the luncheon they were saddened to find a Kennedy family pet, a Black Lab, lying dead on the floor, as well as a wilted potted plant, both near Obama's place at the table.