I bring this up, because I am kinda wondering about it after seeing yet another picture of our Commander in Chief attempting to drink what we are led to believe is an actual beer. Should the Commander in Chief, the dude with the nuclear football, ever be allowed to drink? Should there be limits on how much he can drink?
This is an honest question, and has absolutely nothing to do with Obama (since I suspect he can't actually handle a real beer anyway). Should the guy entrusted with our strategic defense be allowed to get schnockered? Isn't the president, technically, always on duty? Even at 3 a.m.?
I think this is something that should be debated. I mean, if we are going to throw a bunch of distractions into an election that is pretty straightforward (utter failure vs. probably not an utter failer), we might as well address this issue too.
I am conflicted on this. On the one hand, the President is still a U.S. citizen, and West by God Virginia, every American is entitled to his or her bit o' the spirits. But, the President, in the nuclear age, is in a bit of a special position. He can call for a nuclear strike on any nation in the world. What if a president got hammered and then ordered a nuclear strike on Iran or something? Ok, so that's probably not a big deal. But what if he ordered a strike on England? Those limeys are our friends! It would totally set us back to pre-Resolute times.
I dunno about you guys, but I am leaning a bit towards no drinking-and-presidenting.