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
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(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).

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Mar 19, 2012 6:48 PM CDT
He doesn't look Irish to me, but WTF, it St. Paddy's. I think a Black and Tan would have looked better for the press.
Mar 19, 2012 9:42 AM CDT
I know it's petty, but it shows a slight disconnect between the economy and the president. What a great opportunity for the president to give some free advertising to a local brewery that no one knows about. It could very well change any business for the better. What did he get during that stupid cop/prof debacle several years back? A bud light? Come on Obama get with it! Get an Anchor Steam or something else locally! Or how 'bout a tongue in cheek shot at the GOP with an Arrogant Bastard Ale!
Mar 18, 2012 4:56 PM CDT
This is a joke! sorry Obama! it will take more then a beer or two to make you a true American! Maybe the results of your birth certificate is bothering him a good bit! you see they recently found it to be false! completely false! that means he is not legally able to even run again.He needs to run out of America,before he gets locked up! When they were researching Obama's birth certificate,one man was working with them to prove it was true,that Obama had not lied and his birth certificate was real,He himself said.He did all he could to prove it was a real birth certificate because he was for Obama.But the facts proved different! That Obama's birth certificate is totally fake! fake! so have another one Obama!