President pauses for beer with Marine
September 14th, 2011
08:37 PM ET

President pauses for beer with Marine

It wasn't quite a beer summit, but President Obama did share some brew time with Dakota Meyer Wednesday afternoon, the day before Meyer is to be awarded the Medal of Honor:

From the CNN Political Ticker:

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama enjoyed a beer with Dakota Meyer on the patio outside the Oval Office Wednesday. The president will present Meyer with the Medal of Honor Thursday during a ceremony at the White House.

According to a series of tweets by White House spokesman Jay Carney, when a member of the president's staff called Meyer over the weekend to prepare, Meyer made a special request.


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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Howard

    ONCE AGAIN ... OBAMA USES PHOTO OPS WITH ADMIRABLE PEOPLE, HOPING IT WILL GIVE HIM THE APPEARANCE OF BEING ADMIRABLE. He's found that it's a lot easier than actually doing something worthy of admiration. It's time to get this loser out of our White House !!!

    September 14, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
    • David

      @ Howard

      Please, He is not as bad as Bush. He was dealt ont of the worst hands when he started as President.

      September 14, 2011 at 11:13 pm |
    • Tony

      Yes, how dare he stop and chat with a Marine who did something extraordinary in the service of his country. He should be busy trying to come up with a way to sell his jobs plan to a bunch of idiotic Teahadis and their leadership whose only vocabulary appears to be 'no.'

      Get over yourself.

      September 15, 2011 at 12:11 am |
  2. David


    September 14, 2011 at 11:13 pm |
  3. Peter

    OK, but what exactly were they drinking? Was it a beer from a foreign-owned brewery (Bud/Miller/Coors) or was it a real American beer, like Victory Prima Pils?

    September 15, 2011 at 12:17 am |
  4. Alice V. Telford

    I love President Obama!!! What a blessing it is to have OBAMA in the HOUSE.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:21 am |
  5. C-Lo

    Color me skeptical, I wonder if he'd done this if his poll #'s weren't so low (I would hope he would). But I do appreciate the fact he honored this American Hero's request.

    September 15, 2011 at 11:14 am |
  6. Josh

    Usually i prefer to be one of the ones being reported to the Attack Watch website. However, in this case, the commander-in-chief will receive only positive words from me. As a former Marine, thank you, Mr. President, for honoring this fellow Devil Dog and hero. Just for one moment, I pause to salute you both.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  7. GoSniffAnus

    I would like to buy Meyer a beer or 20.

    September 16, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  8. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Thankyou for your service Josh, and thankyou for your post. Sincerely, from the wife of a Parris Island, Leatherneck 'Devil Dog', US MARINE VETERAN. (VIETNAM) SEMPER FIDELIS!

    September 16, 2011 at 10:21 pm |