From Dreams from my Father:
“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”"Say what you want about Romney," says Treacher, "but at least he only put a dog on the roof of his car, not the roof of his mouth."
Incidentally, Lolo Soetoro's assertion that a man takes on the powers of whatever he eats, could perhaps explain the President's elusive and slippery nature: Obama consumed snake meat....
Perhaps Obama's audaciousness and brazenness, and his tendency to hop around from one foreign destination to the next, can be attributed to some of the other exotic meats he has eaten.