Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Important news from press secretary Robert Gibbs on the Skip-Gates-controversy-ending beer-sharing planned at the White House later today:
The President will drink Bud Light. As I understand it—I have not heard this, I've read this, so I'll just repeat what I've read, that Professor Gates said he liked Red Stripe, and I believe Sergeant Crowley mentioned to the President that he liked Blue Moon. So we'll have the gamut covered tomorrow afternoon. I think we're still thinking, weather permitting, the picnic table out back. All right?
I, for one, am outraged that Barack Obama would drink a furrin-owned beer like Bud Light, which is owned by the
pot-smoking frites-eating, universal health care-having, freedom-hating Dutch Belgians (Sorry. I often get my low-lying western European countries confused). Clearly the president should be drinking a true American beer like Sam Adams, which is not only owned by Americans, but also named after a great American hero. Boston Beer Company, which makes Sam Adams, is actually only the second-largest American-owned brewery. Here are the top American choices, in order of size, via Foreign Policy's Travis Daub, with commentary and notes by yours truly:
The President has plenty of American beers to choose from. Bud Light doesn't need more advertising. Buy American, Mr. President!