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.