Hey, who barfed on the president’s rug?

October 15, 2009

Blog Guy, I want some White House insider information. What do guests normally drink when they go to an Oval Office meeting?

Well, I’ve blown up a portion of a high-resolution photo released by the White House, and you can see a typical tray of drinks being passed around. I can try to guess what they are, unless you expect accuracy…

No, I expect virtually nothing from your blog.

Hey, thanks. Okay, that clear glass, I’m going to say that’s a good vodka, maybe Ketel One. Then let’s see, a couple of tumblers of a single malt Scotch, I think Laphroig. In-between, that red drink looks like a big shot of 40-year-old port.

What about the two coffee cups?

Hard to tell, but I’m going with a Cordon Bleu cognac, for cautious guests who don’t want to look like they’re drinking alcohol in their Oval Office souvenir photo.

Blog Guy, what are you basing this on? Why do you think the most influential people on earth, sitting in the president’s office, would just be getting s**tfaced on expensive booze?

I’m just going by what I’d do if I were the president.

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A guest selecting a beverage during a meeting in the Oval Office, September 29, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

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Actually, I was gonna say Ketel One, scotch, Lightning 101, a screwdriver, and some tea with Jim Beam. But that’s just me.

Posted by Krista | Report as abusive

Ok genius.. how many people drink Cognac with cream and sugar? By the contrast of the drink in the coffe cup its obviously a cup of english tea. There is also water, apple juice, cranberry juice and orange juice.

Posted by Shane | Report as abusive

Can I come to your party, Krista?

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

cognac with cream and sugar sounds _delicious_ to me

you new around here Shane?…

Posted by Tina | Report as abusive

Indeed. Plus, who’s to say the cream and sugar aren’t just props anyway?

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive


If you’re elected, please consider me for your (liquor) Cabinet.

Posted by CAM | Report as abusive

Shane, I’m so glad you were here to clarify things.

Posted by Christina | Report as abusive

geez why such miniscule portions!? must be part of katie and michelle’s new healthy living plan for america…

Servant: “A fine choice sir, Ketel One makes a titillating vodka! err I mean water…”

but seriously all those delightful things on that tray and he goes for the water!? what a mook!

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The President wears a rug?

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I have to agree, these portion sizes are ridiculuously skimpy. Personally, I’d fire the matre d’hotel du maison blanc. I’d be pouring until the commies were happy.

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive

Welcome to Bob’s world, Shane…

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