Barack Obama Ireland Trip: President Chugs A Guinness (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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President Obama gave it the old college try while visiting a pub in Moneygall, Ireland on Monday.

The President and First Lady were visiting his ancestral home of Moneygall, the home of his great-great-great grandfather, Falmouth Kearney, when they visited a pub and drank them some Guinness.

Obama looked at the assembled crowd and quipped, "I have been told that people are very particular about the person behind the bar." He then glanced at the bartender and said "So people ask for this guy?"

He then took a long sip and said "That's good stuff there."

He looked around a bit, put his hand in his pocket, pulled out some money and stated: "I just want to show that the President pays for his beer."

Obama downed the thick beer in only four slurps. Christy O'Sullivan, a government clerical worker who took a long lunch break to watch the Obama's trip to Moneygall, told the AP: "The president actually killed his pint! He gets my vote. He's the first president I've actually seen drink the black stuff like he's not ashamed of something."

Obama did better than the Queen did on her trip to the Guinness factory last week. She and Prince Philip awkwardly stared at a pint of Guinness before moving along for the rest of the tour.

Check out the photos and video below:





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XXX123

Paddy Obama ... hoping to get some irish votes .........

May 27 2011 at 9:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Scott Patterson

No Class!!

May 26 2011 at 9:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Scott Patterson

What an Idiot!!!!!!!!!!!

May 26 2011 at 9:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mbrul

this must've been when he came up wit the idea of telling isreal to go back to 1967. barack was probably at the bar with the crazy regular.

barack: "know what we need? to go back to another time, like when motown was hot and there was all that free love, baby."
crazy reg: "you're right, boyo, er, you're buying this round, right?"
barack: "you betcha! you're a real friend, you know that, ole pally pal, you pal you... "

May 24 2011 at 11:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Sorry, can't let this stand as the last comment on this board. This is the kind of propaganda we are now dealing with in America. This is not coming from average Citizens, but some kind of mechanical organization bent on destabilizing our society. These ignoramus beings are only out to further their agenda. It borders on its own form of insanity.

May 25 2011 at 2:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
trevor

cheers

May 24 2011 at 10:37 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Khaled Akbik

So..there you have it. I guess he's not Muslim after all.

May 24 2011 at 8:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sue

hoping there would be Drano or something similar in his beer. Oh well, maybe some day.

May 24 2011 at 6:46 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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harichand

Obamas Drink Up In Ireland Very interesting Completed Video at this link :::: http://bit.ly/iGGroc

May 24 2011 at 4:01 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Bearwaker

This feature photograph is the best photograph in the whole world. As far as I'm concerned, it is never a better time to live in Ireland!

May 24 2011 at 3:01 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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mbrul

lmao, you must be drunk or high, does koolaid do that?

May 24 2011 at 11:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
slblack1

Okay, GWB knew Katrina was coming....could he have stopped it? No.....so, where is the responsibilty of the state of La and the city of New Orleans? But in the case of the disaters in the midwest and they have had plenty, from tornados to flooding and this has been happening most of this spring, These people have lost everything, yet, we have no "humanitarine" causes on their behalf?? There is mininmal press coverage and our fearless leader is in drinking beer in Ireland. Remnds me of Marie Antoinette......"let'm eat cake". Oh, he'll finally show up but he will not the scrutinity ala GWB. Why is that??

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hellboy700

Wow, selective memory much? He was in Atlanta when the tornadoes happened. FEMA is in Missouri the day of and after. FEMA and the LA National Guard evacuated everyone. Yes, people died during the events, but if you rewind you FAUX news report, the President was active the moment after these events.

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