Once again Utah gets the short end of the stick because it insists in electing congressional representatives who don’t drink.
We really missed out big this time, too. Seriously, national attention could have been ours, folks.
There was President Obama, inviting that harvard dude and that cop to the White House to have a beer over their “teachable moment,” otherwise known as a massive screw-up all around, and the media immediately went into a frenzy over which beer they’d have. Bud light? Sam Adams?
Dana Milbank at the Washington Post i typical of the coverage, which seems to be hitting new lows in tastelessness (here-click!) considering the president was just trying to get the guys to talk to each other — is that bad?
What’s sad is our congressional representatives — Mormons all — could have used the moment to insert a neutral beer for them to drink — who could be offended by beer from Utah?
But the wonder of it all would have been when they got a glimps of my personal favorite — Polygamy Porter, complete with label featuring full frontal nudity (really! go look!) of the female pursuasion.
Utah would have made headlines that would have put the 2002 Olympic Games to shame. Fame would have been ours, or at least a lot of beer sales.
But no, our teetotalers in Congress were too busy sticking their heads in the sand over health care — which 300,000 of their constituents need, but who cares about them? — and they don’t drink anyway so they wouldn’t know Utah beer from shinola.
Which is just as well. More for me, but it’s still sad, what might have been.