A mouth­ful

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

Demo­cratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illi­nois plucked the mouse off the plate, dan­gled it by its tail and de­voured it in one bite — to the ap­plause of work­ers at the gourmet-choco­late com­pany that crafted the crit­ter.

Candy mice — white choco­late on the out­side with al­mond ears and rib­bon tails — are a spe­cialty at L.A. Bur­dick choco­lates in Walpole, N.H., where Mr. Obama met Nov. 12 with sev­eral com­pany em­ploy­ees and other lo­cal women to dis­cuss his pro­pos­als to help par­ents bal­ance work and fam­ily, the As­so­ci­ated Press re­ported.

“This poor lit­tle mouse,” the pres­i­den­tial hope­ful said, hold­ing up the candy for the cam­eras. “This is the end of him.”

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