President Barack Obama was in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit yesterday as he took his talents to a local Washington D.C. watering hole downing a pint of the black stuff.
Rocking a moss green jacket Obama threw back a pint of Guinness at the Dubliner Restaurant and Pub Saturday afternoon, his jacket was pierced with a button that read, "VIP GUEST - Tell `em Danny sent you."
The president busted into the crowd and wished everyone a Happy St. Patty’s Day!
Reporters were ushered into the pub briefly, long enough to catch the president taking two sips of his beer.
The thick foam stuck to his upper lip in a thin mustache. And he held Dubliner owner Danny Coleman's 21-month-old grandson, Danny, in his arms.
"Hey, Danny, who's this?" Obama asked, holding out his VIP GUEST button, which bore the child's image.
One of Obama's great-great-great grandfathers on his Kansas mother's side was Falmouth Kearney, a shoemaker who emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1850.
Last year, Obama visited his ancestral home of Moneygall, a small hamlet in Ireland, and was a hit when he drank a Guinness at the local pub.
As for the crowd on Saturday they were happy to see the prez as some in the bar chanted "Four more years!"
On Tuesday, Obama and Vice President Biden will meet Kenny and attend a St. Patrick's Day lunch at the Capitol. Then the president and first lady Michelle Obama will host an evening reception at the White House.
As Obama left the Dubliner amid more shouts and calls of "Go Bulls!", the president offered lively patrons a bit of advice often unheeded on St. Patrick's Day- "I expect you guys to behave yourselves."
Great advice from the commander and chief.