It’s a start, at least. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney this evening announced that the most transparent administration ever will bow to public pressure and release the recipe for its home-brewed Honey Ale — if enough people log on and sign a petition.
The petition is indeed real and has a goal of 25,000 signatures. It’s hosted on the White House’s “We the People” site, which promises to give “all Americans a way to engage their government on the issues that matter to them.”
Flip-flop alert! Just hours before, Carney had said he wasn’t aware of any plans to release the recipe.
No White House Honey Ale recipe will be released — even despite petitions and Freedom of Information Act requests (!) http://t.co/IY9xWqg4
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 23, 2012
Who knew it was so easy to tap into White House secrets with just a petition?
.@PressSec Forget the WH beer recipe. Release the college transcripts and passport information.
— Randy Spangler (@RandySpangler) August 24, 2012
— PieMan (@Pieman211) August 24, 2012
— Marybeth (@MBGlenn) August 24, 2012
If you can’t wait for the petition to reach the threshold, others are offering alternative recipes.
— Thom (@tatt2d) August 24, 2012
— David Cook (@dcook2006) August 24, 2012
— Walter White (@HeizenbergBB) August 24, 2012
For now, at least, it seems you have to drink it to find out what’s in it. But what should we call it? Let’s consult Twitter for some #ObamaBeerNames.
#ObamaBeerNames You Didn't Brew That
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) August 24, 2012
#ObamaBeerNames Blame Busch
— Razor (@hale_razor) August 24, 2012
— BreitTwit (@BreitTwit1) August 24, 2012
Fosters Dependency #ObamaBeerNames
— Kathy Wilkins-Jones (@KwjKathy) August 24, 2012
#obamabeernames Epic Fail Ale
— Colorado Tea Tweets (@COTeaTweets) August 24, 2012
— LimeInDaCoconut (@EgoAenigma) August 24, 2012
Throws Like a St Pauli Girl #ObamaBeerNames
— One Who Remembers (@lheal) August 24, 2012
#ObamaBeerNames The Audacity of Hops
— Scott C (@croncrete) August 24, 2012