It’s nice when items from the political news are about two areas in which I have lots of experience – beer and running marathons.
The Boston Globe today reports that President Obama has been brewing beer in the White House, and printed the recipe for White House Honey Ale. “It is believed to be the first beer brewed on the grounds of the White House,” according to the Globe.
Add Runner’s World magazine to the list of must-visit sites for political coverage. Four years ago it was a picture of Sarah Palin in a running outfit on the cover. This year, they have joined the growing list of publications discovering that VP candidate Paul Ryan’s reputation as a fact-based pol with a reputation for telling the truth may have been a tad overblown. According to the Associated Press (as reported on Politico.com), Ryan told radio host Hugh Hewitt that he had run a “two hour and fifty-something” marathon. Anyone who has ever run a marathon knew immediately that he was lying, which undoubtedly prompted Runner’s World to get their I-Team on the case. When you’ve run a marathon, you know your time to the second. I mean winners of major marathons are hitting their own stop watch before they get down and kiss the ground. When the magazine called him on it, he admitted his actual time was over four hours, and added the preposterous explanation that he should have rounded his time to four hours, not three hours. Uhh .. the House Budget wizard thinks going from a plus-four hour marathon to 2:50 is a rounding error?