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Hey, even President-elect Obama's gotta have his corned beef sandwich

November 21, 2008 |  3:55 pm

Even with the stock market soaring and all the speculation and leaks swirling about his government-in-formation, President-elect Barack Obama likes his corned beef sandwich with mayor and mustard. And he's not a stuffy old senator anymore.

He could have sent out for it, of course. But, hey, it makes for good video (see below), and a president-elect's gotta be on TV every day doing something.

So Obama stopped off Friday at Manny's Deli and Cafeteria in Chicago. He posed for a photo with Ken Raskin, Manny's son.

Obama got swarmed by fans with cellphone cameras and pens for autographs. A reporter asked the incoming chief executive for his thoughts on the troubled automobile industry.

Obama replied, "I got the corned beef."

In fact, he got three corned beef sandwiches (mustard and mayo), two cherry pies, paid $48.34 -- in cash. And you read it right here on the Ticket.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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