OK, I admit it. I do from time to time check to see what kind of crap Maureen Dowd is peddling. It is not unlike picking at a scab. I find myself going back more often now that she has taken to giving democrats a hard time.
Anyway, on Sunday, Ms. Dowd wrote about another one of Barack Obama’s attempts to woo primary voters by convincing them that he is just a regular guy:
Bleeding white voters in North Carolina and Indiana, the Illinois senator [Barack Obama] headed Thursday evening to V.F.W. Post 1954 in North Liberty, Ind., consisting of a bar, a pool table, a Coors Light clock and a couple of dozen curious white guys.
Checking out what the vets were drinking, he announced, “I’m going to have a Bud.” …
I don’t know anything about V.F.W. Post 1954 in North Liberty, Indiana, but I do know about our American Legion Post. It also consists of a bar, a pool table, a lighted clock and, on any given Sunday, a dozen or so guys, virtually all of whom are Viet Nam/Viet Nam Era Vets and members of the Post.
Based upon my knowledge of the politics of the guys, I feel safe in assuming that if Barack Obama were to show up at the door of the Post on any given Sunday, he would politely be told that the Post Bar is open to American Legion members and their guests, and that he is neither.
Nobody at the Post is buying what he’s selling.