Barack Obama mopped, dusted, and made breakfast for an elderly amputee yesterday as a precondition for gaining endorsement from the powerful Service Employees Union. Accompanied by a throng of photographers, Obama helped a caregiver perform her daily duties, and did his best to please. "Is this the way he likes it?" he asked when making the bed.
The union requires that all candidates participate in the "Walk a Day in My Shoes" program to be considered for endorsement (although Obama's work actually only lasted two hours). "I'm not going to lie to you. It's been a while," said Obama after mop duty. Hillary Clinton is scheduled to help out a Las Vegas nurse next month.