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Who does President Obama want to have a beer with?

By Alex Koppelman

Published February 9, 2009 6:00PM (EST)

Now, with respect to Sean Hannity, I didn't know that he had invited me for a beer. But I will take that under advisement. Generally, his opinion of me does not seem to be very high. But, uh, but I'm always good for a beer.

That's President Obama, speaking at his town hall meeting in Elkhart, Ind., on Monday afternoon. He was answering a question from a woman in the audience, who had asked, "You have come to our county and asked us to trust you, but those that you have appointed to your Cabinet are not trustworthy and can not handle their own budget and tax issues. I'm one of those who thinks you need to have a beer with Sean Hannity, so tell me why, from my side ..."

The question was interrupted on more than one occasion by boos from audience members, but each time Obama silenced the crowd and told the woman she was asking a legitimate question.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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