Comments: The Official Softdrink of the Obama Campaign

Has this been cleared through the office of the First Lady?

Posted by johngalt at June 25, 2012 11:51 AM

Less than 16 oz. Kommissar Bloomberg says "DA!"

Posted by jk at June 25, 2012 1:24 PM

This stuff is available here in Alaska, along with a lot of classics like Frostie Root Beer, Nehi etc. All of them go for $1.75 to 2.50 per bottle. It's actually a Kapitalist plot! The Party would only charge 12 cents, but it would never be on the shelves...

Posted by Robert at June 25, 2012 2:23 PM

Alaska, says he! "There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold."

Posted by johngalt at June 25, 2012 3:41 PM

The arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold.

Posted by Robert at June 25, 2012 4:45 PM

Great allusions, lads. But I did not have to look it up -- Keith and Dagny still have a slight lead.

Posted by jk at June 25, 2012 4:53 PM

"On, Oatmeal! Mush!"

Neither literary nor erudite - just a little fun. Hard to believe how much fun you can have with a bag of old rocks and a can of yellow paint.

That notwithstanding, is there an official softdrink of the right? Capitalist Coca-Cola, traditional Dad's Root Beer, or do we go straight for a "Mad Men" Martini? Or do we just stick with tea?

Posted by Keith Arnold at June 25, 2012 8:49 PM

Martinis are certainly the official drink of this Son of Libertarian Reaktion--but the way I make 'em there's nothing soft about 'em.

Cheap gin is however, good 50-50 with lemonade. Up here in Alaska that's what we call a soft drink.

Posted by Robert at June 25, 2012 8:58 PM

Jeez, how does KA DO that!

For the record, I wasn't going for an obscure allusion, just seeing if Robert and I have one more common interest. (Like there was any doubt about this one.) My dad has been reciting "Dangerous Dan McGrew" and "Ballad of the Ice Worm Cocktail" and "Cremation of Sam McGee" from memory for decades. They're even better the way he tells 'em.

As for an official drink of capitalism, how could there be? That would require Central Planning (TM). But this consumer's choices are i) various beers of the Pilsener, pale ale and Irish stout variety; ii) Speyside malt whiskies; and on special occasions iii) a Russian vodka martini, extra dry with two olives.

Posted by johngalt at June 27, 2012 2:39 PM
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