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...
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