POLITICS
04/22/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Clinton, Obama Engage In Beer-Off

The Pennsylvania primary is around the corner, and with the votes of blue collar workers on the line, Democratic candidates are engaged in a full-blown beer-off.

Hillary started the weekend off right, chasing a shot of Crown Royal with a mug of Old Styles on Saturday.

Obama took some time during his Monday morning speech to the Alliance for American Manufacturing to question Hillary's swilling candor, as well as to attack charges that he is "out of touch" with the American public:

Now it may be that I chose my words badly. It wasn't the first time and it won't be the last. But when I hear my opponents, both of whom have spent decades in Washington, saying I'm out of touch, it's time to cut through their rhetoric and look at the reality.

After all, you've heard this kind of rhetoric before. Around election time, the candidates can't do enough for you. They'll "promise you anything, give you a long list of proposals and even come around, with TV crews in tow, to throw back a shot and a beer.

But if those same candidates are taking millions of dollars in contributions from the PACs and lobbyists, ask yourself, who are they going to be toasting once the election is over?

But not so fast. Not too long ago, Obama himself took a weekend trip to the bar, Yuengling in hand, according to the Politico:

He sipped a Yuengling beer, but his local knowledge fell short when he confessed he didn't know much about the regional brew widely consumed in Pennsylvania.

"You know I got a beer down there," Obama said to a male patron. "What do they call it? A Yuengling?"

"Yuengling," the man confirmed. "Like you didn't know."

"Trying a Pennsylvania beer, that's what I'm talking about," said Obama, his sleeves rolled up, smiling. "Is it expensive, though? ... Wanna make sure it's not some designer beer or something."

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