A few fans of other cookies booed, much to Pres Obama's amusement. "I didnt mean to create controversy," he said of his mint cookie choice.—
Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 16, 2012
Whew! The most pressing debate of our time has finally bubbled to the surface.
BREAKING: Obama says he is "partial" to thin mints.—
Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) July 16, 2012
That’s right; President Obama is on Team Thin Mints. We are only surprised that he didn’t tell Girl Scouts that they didn’t hoof it all over town to sell their cookies and raise money; someone else did that for them.
Still, is this a game changer?
Thin Mints are, in fact, the best Girl Scout cookie. I'm now voting for Obama.—
Christine (@cmdeb) July 16, 2012
President Obama's favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavor? Thin Mints. FOUR MORE YEARS!—
Hokie Wartooth (@Hokie_Wartooth) July 16, 2012
But, wait! Not everyone is a fan of the Thin Mints, even though “Thin Mints” is now trending on Twitter.
Oh, my! When you’ve lost Media Matter’s Oliver Willis …
Even worse, thin mints are decidedly NOT the best kind of girl scout cookie and I can't trust someone who thinks that.—
Katy Bachelder (@katythenomad) July 16, 2012
Obama did not think about this Thin Mints statement at all. Totally alienating the Thicksnacks delegation.—
Adam (@Carnegro) July 16, 2012
Others see Thin Mints as a code-word “dog whistle,” natch.
Samoas are gross and thin mints are the white man's cookie.
Tagalongs are where it's at.—
Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) July 16, 2012
And “real journalists” are feeling the shame, for once.
Twitter user extraordinaire, Nathan Wurtzel, comes up with a whole new Girl Scout cookie for the Tax-lover in chief.
I thought Obama's favorite Girl Scout cookie would be Samoataxdollars.—
Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) July 16, 2012
That’s a win right there. Another suggestion: Disappoint-Mints.
This cookie thing has more successfully distracted attention from Bain/taxes than anything Romney has tried. Nice job, Obama.—
Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) July 16, 2012
See? Game changer!