President Obama went on a "surprise" walk today to a Starbucks near the White House, where he ordered "just some tea," even though it was 80 degrees in D.C. As he began strolling down Pennsylvania Avenue, he joked with the horde of reporters trailing him, "The bear is loose!"
According to Politico, this impromptu walkabout caused some drama with the Secret Service: Obama apparently "seemed to bristle at the Secret Service's scrambled attempt to clear the sidewalk for him."
"Let's test your wrangling skills," he told the Secret Service as he made his way down the street with his chief of staff, Denis McDonough.
This is not the first time the president has decided to get up and do whatever he wants: just a few weeks ago, he tried to ditch his security detail and walk to his meeting with the Interior Department. That was actually the first time he used that "the bear is loose" line on us.
All this to say, even Obama makes dad jokes.