Saturday, July 9, 2011

Uncork Some More Fine Democrat Whine...

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And while we're on the topic of faux outrage from the bloviating Left, this gem from Ann Althouse about the Paul Ryan wine kerfluffle:

The new oppo research: Spotting the labels on the wine on the politician's restaurant table.
Some busybody business professor named Susan Feinberg pulled this trick on Paul Ryan and Talking Points Memo is lapping it up:

When [Professor Feinberg] saw the label on the bottle of Jayer-Gilles 2004 Echezeaux Grand Cru Ryan's table had ordered, she quickly looked it up on the wine list and saw that it sold for an eye-popping $350, the most expensive wine in the house along with one other with the same pricetag.

Feinberg, an economist by training, was even more appalled when the table ordered a second bottle....

"We were just stunned," said Feinberg...

She was outraged....

So, Feinberg was appalled, stunned, and outraged. That's got to hurt.

[Feinberg] approached the table and asked Ryan "how he could live with himself" sipping expensive wine while advocating for cuts to programs for seniors and the poor. Some verbal jousting between Feinberg and the other two men ensued. One of the two men said he had ordered the wine, was drinking it and paying for it. In hearing how much the wine cost, Ryan said only: "Is that how much it was?"


Just recently:

Royal family, President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama dine on Echezeaux Grand Cru 1990 wine, which retails in U.S. for $1,000 to $1,700.


So, all the outrage is about Ryan drinking cheap wine???

Any takers on finding the outrage expressed by Professor Feinberg over Obama's expensive taste in wine or by Greg Sargent on Democrats' "sleazy dirty tricks" in the last election?

It's probably in the produce aisle, between the magic beans and the unicorn steaks.

H/T Memeorandum
Cross posted at LCR, Say Anything.

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