Obama Grabs Guinness for St. Paddy's Day
White House dyes fountain green for Irish holiday
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2012 12:02 AM CDT

(Newser) – What would St. Patrick's Day be without a little political pandering? President Obama was out touting his Irish roots yesterday, wearing a moss green jacket and getting a pint at The Dubliner, a popular Washington bar, reports CNN. The beer was Guinness, of course (CNN wasn't wowed by the president's "slightly uninspired" choice). And the White House dyed the South Lawn fountain green for good measure. (For a less enthusiastic take on St. Patrick's Day, check out this story).