Journos Pass Up Beer on Obama

... then pat themselves on the back
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2008 5:00 PM CST
President-elect Barack Obama practices on the driving range after arriving to play golf in Kailua, Hawaii, Dec. 21, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Though the journalists covering Barack Obama’s Hawaii trip admit to enjoying their time in the islands, they drew the line at free beer on the president-elect’s tab, CNN correspondent Ed Henry notes. “Pool is still holding without beer,” Jamie Farnsworth reported for CBS after the contingent covering Sunday’s golf round turned down the offer. Adds Henry: “Your faithful correspondent, while enjoying the wonders of Waikiki beach, never drinks—at least not on the job.”