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Obama's Other Drinking Problem

Dylan's terrific dissection of Politico's unspeakably dumb story, which reports that President Obama is "under scrutiny" for being spotted drinking a beer at sports events and other non-work occassions, reminds me of something. Remember last year, when Obama was under scrutiny for his alleged aversion to beer?

Barack Obama, defending his beer-drinking credentials, says his party's ticket won't be out-blue-collared by the Republican ticket with the union and hunting family on it. ...

""But you tried really hard to reach these people,'' Kroft pressed. "You went and sipped beer, which I know you don't particularly like - I mean you even...

"Steve, I had a beer last night,'' Obama interjected. "I mean, where do these stories come from, man?"

--Jonathan Chait