Obama and Hannity – beer-drinking buddies?
ELKHART, Ind. – President Barack Obama and conservative commentator Sean Hannity are hardly political allies, but Obama on Monday briefly entertained the thought they could at least share a beer.
At least, Obama seemed to like the beer part.
At a town hall meeting in Indiana where Obama was selling his stimulus package, a woman who identified herself as Tara questioned why some of Obama’s cabinet appointments could not handle their own taxes.
“I’m one of those that thinks you need to have a beer with Sean Hannity,” she said, drawing boos from the pro-Obama crowd.
But Obama called it “a perfectly legitimate question” and took responsibility again for mistakes in the nominating process for some of his Cabinet members.
“With respect to Sean Hannity, I didn’t know that he had invited me for a beer,” he said.
“I will take that under advisement,” Obama said to laughter in the crowd. “Generally, his opinion of me does not seem to be very high — but I’m always good for a beer.”
Asked later about Obama’s remarks, and his favorite beer, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told Fox News Budweiser would be a good choice.
Photo Credit: Reuters/Jim Young (Obama appears at Indiana town hall meeting in Indiana.)