More complaints from New Orleans

If ever I was tempted to buy the President a brewski, it’s now, in the wake of this absurd little contretemps:

He was at an NBA basketball game and ordered a brew. Images of Mr. Obama enjoying a beer have angered some people.

One caller to WWL complained, “People are losing 5, 10, 20 thousand dollars a day in the stock market, and he’s sitting there drinking a beer!” She also said, “It’s insulting … there’s a lot of people suffering.” She insisted President Obama should not publicly have fun during a time of so much pain.

Have you seen the price of beer in an NBA arena? This is a full-fledged stimulus package.

And there was this:

“The president is the president 24 hours a day. I don’t think he should drink on the job.”

People like this drive one to drink.

(Via Fark.)


  1. McGehee »

    3 March 2009 · 2:56 pm

    Let the man have his beer. Sheesh. At least he wasn’t smoking.

  2. Tatyana »

    3 March 2009 · 3:03 pm

    Oh no no, I want the president to publicly apologize, in a 2 hr speech or more. And then subscribe to sensitivity training. And then donate to a “Not a drop!” charity. And to visit at the hospital victims of DYI. And take his daughters for an photo-op with green farmers (who work within 500 mile radius of the White House, of course) -producers of non-alcoholic beer.

    And he better looks sincere!

  3. Lisa Paul »

    3 March 2009 · 4:18 pm

    Jeez, Obama’s been the hardest working guy in Washington since the day after the election. Let the poor guy have a beer. He probably desperately needs one.

  4. paulsmos »

    3 March 2009 · 4:26 pm

    You do recall the asshats with Bush Derangement Syndrome chortling everytime the prez didn’t have an anus stretching bowel movement. These libtards thought that every malady was his fault and he should spend the day passing pine cone sized turds as some sort of penance. Sauce for the goose and all that..

  5. unimpressed »

    3 March 2009 · 5:10 pm

    It sounds to me like the complainer is a 24/7/365 dipshit. What, then, should SHE give up since she’s always “on the job”?

    I vote for “breathing”.

  6. Jeff Brokaw »

    4 March 2009 · 11:34 am

    I’d go the other way here.

    Let him do a fireside chat on live TV, after 2 double Manhattans. With no teleprompter.

    We might learn some useful things.

  7. McGehee »

    5 March 2009 · 1:26 pm

    Jeff, somehow I think there would be a lot of high-pitched giggling.

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