Some surprise, Team Obama planned meet with 3 Veterans (actually, campaign volunteers) at diner in “surprise” stop
Picked up on this via buddy Jim Hoft:
Busted… Team O Plants 3 “Surprised” Veterans at Out-of-the-Way Diner to Speak With Obama – Then Releases Their Bios
Here's a report via Oregon Live:
All have connections to the Obama reelection campaign and were presumably chosen for good political reasons.
None of the three vets knew each other before being chosen by the Obama campaign to meet with the president.
Dilley, 60, who served in the Army for three years and worked for Honda until retiring in 2009, said he has done a little voter registration work for the campaign. But he said he thinks he came to the campaign's attention when he called a couple of months ago asking if he could talk to the president about veterans issues.
"I never expected it to happen," Dilley added with a laugh.
Foeller, who said he's mostly active in a group fighting colorectal cancer, said he's also done some volunteer work for the Obama campaign. And Peterson said his wife volunteers for the campaign.
On Tuesday morning, all three met with a staffer and were driven to the restaurant and arrived shortly before Obama. The three said the restaurant workers and other patrons received notice only a few minutes before the president arrived.
Foeller and Dilley said Obama ate half of a cheese sandwich and skipped the ham in his split pea soup. "He's a pretty tall and slender guy," said Dilley. "Maybe that's why."