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Howie Carr: Obama reminds me of malt liquor

From today's Herald:

Actually, now that I consider Barack and beer, the first brand that comes to mind is Schlitz Malt Liquor, especially when Obama gets near a microphone:

“Look out for the bull!”

See, it's because Obama's lame speeches remind Howie of the Schlitz Malt Liquor jingle. Not because Obama reminds Howie of this--or because Howie wants you to make the same connection.

UPDATE: Say this for Howie--he's a master at knowing just how far he can go. For a bunch of Herald readers, malt liquor is an "urban" (read: inner-city black) drink. But if anyone accused Carr of deploying racial code, he could respond that, back in the day, Schlitz  pitched its malt liquor to white drinkers too. That's craftsmanship!

  • Ernie Boch, III said:

    Malt Liquor is the black drink. Not Schlitz.  Colt 45 and others.

    It's not the Sch;its part that is racist, it's the malt liquor part.

    so the white guy part doesn't hold up

    July 29, 2009 2:34 PM
  • Farnkoff said:

    There's nothing quite like a rich, suburban racist.

    July 29, 2009 8:55 PM
  • Mark said:

    Howie Carr is the only reason to cheer for the Herald's horrendous circulation losses.  Who would ever imagine, the one time "Largest Daily Circulation in New England," now down to 95,000 Sunday papers.  

    July 29, 2009 10:18 PM

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