Dick Leinenkugel Might Run for Senate

More

Wispolitics.com reports today that Wisconsin's Commerce Secretary, Dick Leinenkugel, may soon resign his post to challenge Russ Feingold for the U.S. Senate. Leinenkugel would run as a Republican, and might challenge former Gov. Tommy Thompson, who is also considering a bid. I tweeted this news, admitting that I didn't know how to pronounce the guy's name. 


Little did I know that I also outed myself as a teetotaler: Leinenkugel is a beer brand, apparently. A very popular beer brand in Wisconsin. Creamy Dark is especially delicious. Or so I'm told. 

A beer that is known to aficionados of the fermented grain. It's pronounced "LIE-nen-KU-gel."

At a bar, ask for a "Leinie."

So -- question -- will Dems boycott the beer if Dick Leinenkugel decides to run? He's a former P at the company...
Jump to comments
Presented by

Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

The Death of Film: After Hollywood Goes Digital, What Happens to Movies?

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

Video

How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

Video

A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

Video

I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In