Sequester or no sequester; Shutdown or no shutdown; Debt ceiling increase or no debt ceiling increase–Nothing ever seems to keep the federal government from being able to sponsor a heck of a dinner.

Here’s the full menu, including everything:

Optics? We don’t need no stinking optics!

Would certain guests still consider this meal the equivalent of hardtack and gruel?

(h/t Jeryl Bier)