Friday, August 24, 2012

More on the President and Beer

The President has been in the news quite a bit lately. 

First, there was the President buying beer at the Iowa State Fair, followed by the impact on the stalls owner.

Then there was the story of the President having beer on his bus – beer that was brewed for the Whitehouse – and providing a bottle to a supporter.

Since the recipe is Secret – this has spawned even more frenzy, starting with a petition (yes I signed it) stating -

Release the recipe for the Honey Ale home brewed at the White House.

Following in the footsteps of great men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, Barack Obama has reportedly been enjoying the rewards of home brewed beer. Recent reports from news outlets like the Washington Post (August 15th, 2012) have stated that Obama has been drinking a White House home brew Honey Ale while on the campaign trail.

In keeping with the brewing traditions of the founding fathers, homebrewers across America call on the Obama Administration to release the recipe for the White House home brew so that it may be enjoyed by all.

"I think it’s time for beer” -Franklin D. Roosevelt (March 12, 1933)

A Freedom of Information Act Request –which contains the gem

Also, if you could send me a copy autographed by the president, you'd be the coolest FOIA officer in the federal government, and who could resist that title?

And finally – its been brought up at a White House Press Conference (where Jay Carney typically side steps the issue).


While all this humor is nice and everything – and I love the material, as it give me something to write about, am I the only one that thinks the President should be addressing real issues vs trying to appear as the average Joe?  Everything seems a photo-op and softball question.  We should be holding him (and the other candidates) to the line on questions  pertaining to the good of the country…..not just giving them soundbytes.

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