Apr 15, 2008

Hillary and free trade

Like anyone desperately seeking acceptance, Hillary Clinton gave in to peer pressure over the weekend while campaigning at a bar in northern Indiana and downed a shot of whiskey after sharing a beer with "regular folks."

If you thought Barack Obama looked awkward holding a bowling ball...

Clinton, who has expressed deep skepticism about free-trade agreements, including Nafta, chose for her shot Crown Royal, a Canadian whiskey produced on the shores of Lake Winnipeg and bottled in Ontario.

I'm not sure if choice of drink is a good measure for evaluating a candidate, but I've never liked Crown Royal. It tastes cheap, despite the velvet bag and hyper-monarchical name, and has to be masked with a heavy ice pack or soda to be stomached. In the case of whiskey, buy American. Or Irish.

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