Friday, July 17, 2009

When A PoliticHO Reporter Drinks With Her Thoughts, She Drinks Alone

PoliticHO, the website with nothing to say and a seemingly endless number of employees to say it, reports on Obama's imbimbery:

After Obama was seen with beer in hand at the Wizards game, callers lit up the lines at WWL, a sports radio station in Louisiana, according to the station's website.

"People are losing 5, 10, 20,000 dollars a day in the stock market, and he's sitting there drinking a beer," one caller said. “It's insulting. There's a lot of people suffering."

Another caller complained, "The president is the president 24 hours a day. I don’t think he should drink on the job."

If you're and individual losing 5-20 thousand a day in the stock market, you either can afford it and aren't suffering, or you're too stupid to be investing in the market.

Not surprisingly, the PoliticHO didn't quote the callers who offered a differing view:

"That's the craziest thing I've ever heard in my life," one man called in to reply. "He didn't mess up the country, first of all... let's be real now. A man's gotta take some down time."

"She needs to get a life," another called responded. "We all need to lighten up."

Another man said, "Aww heck, you know, ain't nothin' wrong with it. He's takin' a little break, knockin' him down a cold one."

The PoliticHO article ends by addressing what the PoliticHO believes is the most imporantant qualification for the presidency:

Now, as an adult, a sip now and then only humanizes him, says Robert Thompson, a professor of pop culture at Syracuse University. "It certainly plays in his favor," Thompson says. "It gives people the sense that he’s a regular guy. He’s doing what one does at a basketball game. He's having a beer. It adds to the notion that he's kind of a cool guy, and it might be nice to have a drink with him."

If only to ease your suffering.

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