Friday, February 27, 2009

Another Reason to Question The Obama Administration

This raises very grave concerns.

And I actually had a friend tell me that he was excited by Obama because he represented a new generation.

Hold on 'cause the world will turn if you're ready or not


empeterson said...

Ok, before I clicked the link I was honestly worried about what it would be. Imagine my relief when I figured out what it actually was.

Mike said...

Indeed, I too wish my White House wouldn't drink soda, but what are you gonna do?

Matthew B. Novak said...

Oh no, the soda drinking itself is just fine. It's the dedication to Coke.

And what we're gonna do is vote for a different administration the next time around. Duh.

Ben said...

As an Atlanta resident, I must say that Obama's wisdom in choosing the superior soft drink (not "soda") confirms my wisdom in voting for him.

Seriously Matt, the fact that you like Pepsi raises grave concerns.

patric said...

maybe he mixes it with grenadine?

Matthew B. Novak said...

Ben -

Pepsi is the overwhelmingly superior of the two soft drinks. But, as Patric hints, Cherry Coke is superior to both. In fact, Cherry Coke is the single greatest beverage of all time. It is the nectar of the gods. But if you've going for just cola, Pepsi is far, far better. My powers of taste discernment are not reason for concern.

What does give reason for pause is that you would let your geographic bias cloud your ability to distinguish right and wrong. This is troubling not only because you sacrifice your independent judgment, but also because you recognize and openly embrace that you are bought and paid for by the Coca-Cola corporation. Have you no shame man?

Ben said...

I simply have greater access to fresh Coke. If I were bought and paid for by the Coca Cola corporation, I would have attended Emory ("huge endowment from Coke") University. Instead, I ventured into enemy (Pepsi HQ) territory and attended law school in North Carolina.

I once did a blind taste test put on by the PepsiCo folks....and still chose Coke. I was thirsty the next day, so I went back and did it again. Still Coke.

I'm awesome.

Mike said...

Thanks for the clarification Matt, I didn't get it the first time :)

Back when I drank soda, I personally didn't have a devotion. Anything carbonated with syrup and caffeine would do. The devotion to one versus the other is beyond my understanding. Though if I was given the chance, I would always choose RC Cola.

Sorry Ben, but the fact that you chose Coke in a blind taste test really means nothing, since even the most unrefined palate can usually differentiate the two, so, whether consciously or subconsciously, you were choosing the drink you already knew (or assumed) you liked better.

Seriously, though, guys: RC Cola. (Ever the third party supporter is Mike...)

R.W.McGee said...

One of the few truly terrible aspects of St. Thomas was its' devil's covenant with Pepsi, which didn't allow any Coca Cola products on campus.

Although, I do like Dr. Pepper, so it wasn't ALL bad. Cherry Pepsi is an abomination, though.